Colerain firefighter burned battling house fire

Colerain firefighter burned battling house fire

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Colerain Township firefighter was burned battling a shed fire that spread to a house early Monday, fire officials said.

The suffered burns to his face, arm and hand shortly after crews were called to the 3000 block of Hyannis Drive just before 4 a.m., according to the Colerain Township Fire Department.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and remains on duty.

Someone called 911 to report the blaze, initially telling emergency dispatchers the fire was on Glenaire Drive, the adjacent street.

A second caller confirmed the fire to be on Hyannis.

First arriving Colerain crews found all of residents out of the house and heavy fire in two sheds behind the house. The fire in the sheds began to spread to the home and threatened a neighbor's garage.

The initial fire attack lines were stretched to cover the exposures and confine the fire to the storage buildings.

That's when the firefighter was burned due to the intensity of the fire.

Crews knocked the blaze down in about 15 minutes, but it still required extensive overhaul to completely extinguish hot spots.

Firefighters remain on scene investigating.

The cause and a damage estimate were not immediately available.

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