By Preston Stober, NBC 26:

A house fire on Tuesday morning has left a family without a home and a firefighter with serious injuries.

Marinette Assistant Chief Steve Campbell responded to that fire and one if his men suffered serious injuries after the room he entered spontaneously caught on fire. That fireman was transported to receive care in Milwaukee.

“He’s my brother. I’m extremely concerned,” Assistant Chief Campbell said. “I just got off the phone with him. He’s in high spirits right now. So, we are grateful for that and that he will be able to tell the tale.”

In the fire three pets perished, one of them was in the room the injured fireman entered.

“We sometimes risk a lot to save a lot,” said Campbell. “He heard a life on the other side of the door and he went to go save that life. In the process he got hurt.”

Assistant Chief Campbell said the department will know more soon but the fireman will be recovering for quite some time.

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