Firefighter injured battling Knox County blaze

Firefighter injured battling Knox County blaze

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Firefighters work to put out the fire and assist a fellow firefighter who fell from a ladder. Firefighters work to put out the fire and assist a fellow firefighter who fell from a ladder.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A firefighter was injured Tuesday night fighting a South Knox County house fire.

The fire started just before 6:30 p.m. at a home on South Creek Road near Maryville Pike.

Officials at the scene say the back half of the home was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

A Rural/Metro firefighter suffered minor injuries after falling off a ladder while fighting the blaze. He was transported to UT Medical Center.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home is considered a total loss.

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