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One of two teens accused of burning down Watertown building due in court Friday; injured firefighter speaks out from hospital bed
Posted by news on 2/23/2018 4:19:00 AM.
One of the two teens accused of setting the fire in Watertown that led to two firefighters being injured is expected back in court today.
Watertown resident Scott Munson and John Long of Brownville are both accused of starting the blaze inside the building owned by Samaritan Medical Center on Newell Street Monday evening.
While battling the flames, a wall collapsed causing injuries to two firefighters, one suffering a broken pelvis--he remains in a Syracuse hospital. Both teens now face fourth-degree arson, first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment charges.
Munson is due back in court today, but Long's case is set to go straight to grand jury for review.
Meanwhile, the firefighter who was injured by the wall collapsing is speaking out from his hospital bed in Syracuse.
T.G. Kolb told 7 News that he is overwhelmed by the support he has received since the incident on Monday night. Kolb said he pushed the other firefighter out of what's known as the "collapse zone" but ended up being hit by falling bricks.
Kolb told 7 he suffered a broken pelvis and hip socket and is now recuperating at University Hosptial.
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