Rat Bite Wakes NY Firefighter Sleeping At Station

(AP) An upstate New York fire department smells rats after one of the rodents bit the nose of a dozing firefighter.

Glens Falls acting Mayor John Diamond says the firefighter awoke Saturday with a pain and saw blood and "two little spike marks" on his nose.

Officials say the firefighter has been given a tetanus shot and antibiotics and is back on the job.

The fire station will be on a reduced schedule as an exterminator and state health officials work to remedy the apparent rat infestation.

Meanwhile, the station's sleeping and dining quarters are closed.

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