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N.Y. firefighters in guarded condition

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Two upstate New York firefighters remain hospitalized in guarded condition Tuesday, a day after being shot in a hail of bullets that killed two other firefighters responding to a house fire that investigators said appears to have been set as a trap.

Firefighters Joseph Hofstetter and Theodore Scardino are recovering at a hospital in Rochester, N.Y.

They were among four firefighters who responded to the blaze in the suburban Rochester town of Webster Monday morning.

Authorities said William Spengler, 62, set a house and car ablaze and then opened fire when the firefighters showed up. He later exchanged bullets with a police officer before killing himself.

Spangler's sister is missing. He was released from prison in 1998 after serving 17 years for killing his grandmother.

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