Firefighter hurt in Richmond house fire

Posted at 4:10 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 17:03:54-05

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond firefighter was hurt while fighting a fire at a home located in the 1100 block of North 33rd Street in Richmond.

The firefighter sustained injuries after falling through the second floor of the home, according to Richmond Fire spokesman Lt. Chris Armstrong.

Officials say the firefighter is conscious and breathing. He was take to Chippenham Hospital as a precaution.

Officials said the they went inside the home they were met with heavy smoke in fire. The fire was marked under control just before 4 p.m.

The home where the fire started was being renovated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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