Off-duty Taunton firefighter falls from roof

An off-duty Taunton firefighter was injured when he fell from the roof of a house at 4 Wilmarth St., Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

An off-duty Taunton firefighter was injured Tuesday when he fell off a roof.

Police said the man fell from a roof at 4 Wilmarth St. at about 10 a.m. He was flown by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital.

The Taunton Gazette reported that Chad Larivee fell from the third story while doing construction work at the home. Larivee did not live at the Wilmarth Street house, the Gazette reported.

The hospital said Larivee was in surgery Tuesday afternoon.

Video from the scene showed ladders propped up against the building and and area where shingles were removed.