Flaming debris fell on a firefighter as he battled a blaze that consumed a house on Wednesday, officials said.
At about 12:15 p.m., a house on Willard Avenue caught fire, with firefighters arriving to see flames and smoke shooting out from the second floor, said Fire Chief Lou Venezia.
Firefighters made their way inside the smoke-filled two-story home and during the firefight flaming debris fell on the back and shoulders of one of the firefighters, Venezia said. Part of his turnout gear caught flame, but the fire was put out quickly, he said.
The firefighter was checked out and was not injured, Venezia said. No other injuries were reported and the residents had evacuated safely. By 1:45 p.m., the fire was knocked out.
A cause or point of origin for the fire had not yet been determined. Damage to the house was extensive, but would likely only require a complete gutting, but no demolition, Venezia said.