ARVADA, Colo. --
An Arvada firefighter was injured while trying to extinguish a house fire early Wednesday morning.
Neighbors called for help when they saw flames shooting from the basement of the home at 14446 W. 57th Place.
A man who was in the home when the fire broke out just before 2 a.m. was able to escape. He was taken to a hospital to be checked out.
The firefighter injured his back while fighting the fire. He was also taken to a hospital for observation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimate was immediately available.