One Jackson firefighter was hurt Saturday as flames damaged a home already condemned because of a July fire.
The firefighter, with minor injury to an arm, was treated at Henry Ford Allegiance Health and released.
Fire wrecked a room and its contents in the duplex in the 200 block of W. Franklin Street, said Tim Gonzales, a Jackson firefighter.
The cause and origin are under investigation.
No one was in the house at the time; it is unclear if anyone was living there.
The structure has been deemed dangerous and uninhabitable since July 6, according to a notice on the door signed by a Jackson building official. The city was taking action to demolish it.
A fire shortly after midnight July 6 displaced four residents, trapping one of them and necessitating a rescue.
As the house is close to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy noticed flames coming from the second floor of the building, according to the sheriff’s office.
Neighbors and evacuated residents told Deputy James Moore and Jackson Police Officer Mike Galbreath they believed a man still was inside the house.
Moore and Galbreath climbed stairs and carried the man to safety from a second-story balcony.
The man had burns and inhaled smoke. He eventually was taken to Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.