Texas Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze

EL PASO, Texas --  A firefighter was injured while trying to put out a home blaze in far east El Paso. El Paso fire officials are staying tight lipped about what exactly happened to that firefighter, but according to fire scanners he was taken...


EL PASO, Texas --

 

A firefighter was injured while trying to put out a home blaze in far east El Paso.

El Paso fire officials are staying tight lipped about what exactly happened to that firefighter, but according to fire scanners he was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.

The fire started just after midnight Friday in a home just off Tierra Serena and Tierra Robles in far east El Paso.

Fire officials said three of the bedrooms were completely engulfed in flames. No one was inside the home at the time.

KFOX spoke to one neighbor who said it's unusual that no one would be inside the home at that hour. He said he believes a woman in her 50s lives there alone, but that her brother visits often.

No word yet on how much damage was actually done to the home, but fire officials said it could have been worse.

"We had the fire knocked out in approximately in 12 minutes," said Battallian Chief Brad St. Myers.

This fire comes just as there has been a series of fires in east El Paso. All of those are under investigation, although arson is believed to have played a role in at least two of them.

The cause of Friday's fire is still under investigation.

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