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Firefighters Responding To Blaze Near Rochester, N.Y., Shot And Killed

There's been a shooting today at the scene of a house fire near Rochester, N.Y. Local news outlets say at least two firefighters were killed and others were wounded as they responded to the scene.

Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle says "three houses on Lake Road [in Webster, N.Y.] continue to burn after a gunman open fired."

According to the D&C, "Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said shots were fired at West Webster firefighters when they arrived. ... Four firefighters were hit, two fatally. ... Authorities are on the scene evacuating residents.

Our colleagues at WXXI are also following the story.

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