Two firefighters suffer minor burns in house fire

15 April, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Fire scene investigators were on the scene Friday afternoon, although they had not yet determined a cause.

The fire, which the spokesperson said appears to have started in the garage, was first reported on Twitter at 5:08 p.m.

Two Halifax Regional firefighters injured while fighting a house fire in North Preston Thursday evening have been released from hospital.

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The fire began when sparks from a debris fire that had been burned earlier in the week and not fully put out ignited surrounding woods.

They were able to leave the house on their own, Meldrum said.

Approximately 20 firefighters contained the fire within 30 minutes.

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"I'm not sure if we would rebuild it", she said. "I think just the movement of the tree made it go", Brown said.

Firefighters rescued three dogs, but two cats and a dog died from smoke inhalation, officials said.

Floyd County Emergency Manager Kent Barrow says crews from the across southern IN are heading into the hills to ensure that no homes are damaged.

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