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Firefighters Injured Battling House Fire in Rochester

Updated: 05/15/2014 10:47 AM
Created: 05/15/2014 10:44 AM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A little before 2:00 am Rochester firefighters responded to this home on 3rd avenue southwest, after a neighbor saw smoke pouring from the home.

Emergency responders recognized it as a half-way home, and quickly searched for anyone inside.  They didn't find anyone, and got in touch with the owner, who confirmed nobody was living there currently.

The fire took quite some time to fight, because the fire had been burning for sometime in the basement before crews arrived, and had gotten into the walls and structure of the old home.  Part of the floor had collapsed, which posed a danger to firefighters. 

Firefighters cut holes into the building to expose the fire in the walls. Their goal was to protect nearby houses, which they did.

Two firefighters suffered minor injures, one to the hand, another his foot.

The home is considered to be a total loss, but a dollar figure hasn't been estimated at this time.

Photo: ABC 6 News