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The battle after the blaze: An invisible threat turning deadly for firefighters

Thursday, October 11, 2018  
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By WHAS-TV


Firefighters across Kentuckiana are facing a health threat that surfaces years after fighting fires and saving lives, the battle after the blaze. Cancer is the leading cause of death in firefighters across the country, above heart attacks and other fire-related deaths. It has hit Jefferson County hard, even in the last few years.

 

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