A firefighter was hurt at the scene of a fire on Fleetwoods Drive that badly damaged a single-family home on Monday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to 12 Fleetwoods Drive about 3:45 p.m. for a report of a house fire. They arrived to see smoke coming from the building.
They found a fire burning inside, and extensive damage to the home’s interior.
One firefighter sustained what is believed to be a minor injury to his hand at the scene, fire Chief Eric Smith said in prepared statement. The firefighter was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, and no one else was injured.
The fire was ultimately extinguished and firefighters started to clear the area around 5 p.m.
The home is not currently habitable, according to Smith.
According to city records, the home was built in 1988 and is assessed at $454,500. Fleetwoods Drive is off Essex Avenue, Route 133.