Vancouver firefighter injured in hose incident caused by alleged drunk driver (St. Paul's Hospital)

A Vancouver firefighter is recovering from significant lower body injuries after becoming entangled in a fire hose that was being dragged by a car on the Downtown Eastside.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. PT while firefighters were battling a fire at an abandoned apartment building on East Hastings Street between Main and Columbia. 

The firefighter had only been on the job 1.5 years. He was treated at St. Paul's Hospital and has since been released, but is expected to face a long road to full recovery.

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