A firefighter with the Knoxville Fire Department was sent to the hospital after being injured while battling a house fire in South Knoxville Monday afternoon.
Fire department spokesman Capt. D.J. Corcoran says the firefighter’s neck was injured after the home’s ceiling fell on crews working to stop it from spreading. The firefighter was sent to UT Medical Center where his injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.
Crews were called to 205 Wynn Avenue just before 5 p.m. Monday and when they arrived, saw smoke coming from the pitch of the roof on the house. One person who was there at the time was already outside when KFD arrived.
The fire started in the heat and air unit and spread to the crawl space, through a wall, and into the home’s attic, according to Corcoran.
The Knoxville Fire Department’s chaplain was on the scene assisting the resident.