BATTLE CREEK, MI—Three Battle Creek firefighters were injured while battling an early-morning house fire after a floor collapsed underneath them.
One is now off duty with an arm injury, while the other two received minor injuries that did not require medical attention, Battle Creek Fire Chief Brian Sturdivant reported in a news release.
The Battle Creek Fire Department responded to a call at 5:15 a.m., Jan. 10 at 59 Keith Dr., where firefighters began combating a blaze at a single-family wood structure. No one was home at the time of the fire.
The amount of damage is unknown at this time, but considered extensive, Sturdivant reported.
Firefighters began working the fire in the rear of the structure, when backup arrived and made entry through the front of the residence and conducted a primary search, Sturdivant reported.
The basement, main floor and attic were all involved in fire and the fire extended through the roof at the rear of the house, Sturdivant said.
A total of four engines, an aerial pumper and a squad all responded to the scene. The cause of the fire, which was extinguished quickly, is not yet known, Sturdivant reported.
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