Six Township firefighters are in self-isolation after assisting a man who has COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times files)

UPDATED: Six Lower Mainland firefighters in self-isolation after COVID-19 exposure

Firefighters were exposed to a coronavirus while on duty

Seven Langley firefighters are in self-isolation after being exposed to a case of COVID-19 while on duty, Township deputy fire chief Monty Armstrong confirmed.

“We are working closely with Fraser Health,” he said.

“They were exposed during a call,” Armstrong added.

Eight firefighters responded to a medical call on March 9 and were informed by Fraser Health on Monday that the man they were assisting had later tested positive for COVID-19, Township deputy chief Bruce Ferguson said.

The man’s condition is not known, he noted.

All eight firefighters were directed to self-isolate, two have been cleared to return to duty.

“As far as I know they are doing well,” Ferguson said about the firefighters in self-isolation.

The remaining six firefighters are expected to be cleared by March 24.


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