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Elderly man seriously hurt when porch roof collapses at his Sequim-area home

Snow collapse injures elderly man in Clallam Co. (Clallam Co. Fire Dist. 3)

SEQUIM, Wash. -- An elderly man was seriously injured when he was trapped under a porch roof that collapsed at his home near Sequim Monday morning.

The collapse happened on Sturdevant Road in the Lost Mountain area, according to Asst. Chief Eric Quitslund with Clallam County Fire District 3.

Firefighters said the man was outside trying to clean snow off of his house when the porch roof collapsed. Luckily, furniture on the porch prevented the roof from lying flat on the man but his leg was trapped.

Three members of a county road crew were nearby and helped firefighters free the man. It took a little more than an hour.

The man was carried away from the home, driven to the Sequim airport, then airlifted by the Navy to Harborview Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

Firefighters said the victim was a member of their department, Clallam Co. Fire District 3, where he volunteered as an EMT.

Parts of the Sequim area have received over two feet of snow in multiple snow storms over the past week.

Later Monday, another roof collapsed at a Puyallup-area home. A light-weight roof over a porch at a home in the South Hill area collapsed doing extensive damage.

No one was hurt.

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