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Three firefighters injured while battling fire at Cornelius home

The house where firefighters were hurt during battle with flames.
The house where firefighters were hurt during battle with flames.

Three firefighters were injured while fighting a blaze at a house in Cornelius Monday morning.

The Huntersville Fire Department says the fire broke out in the 21000 block of W Catawba Avenue around 10 a.m.

Firefighters say flames were spreading through the attic and the walls. Heavy smoke could also be seen coming from the home. Crews say a neighbor saw the fire in the attic of the home.

Firefighters from Cornelius, Huntersville, and Davidson responded to the scene.

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One of the firefighters on a stretcher outside the burning home. Panm Kelley

Crews said one firefighter was injured while he was disoriented from running out of air while in the home. Two more firefighters received minor injuries while fighting the blaze.

A neighbor said the people who lived in the home were asleep and didn't know there was a fire. The neighbor had knocked on the door to get the residents out safely. Firefighters said two people and multiple animals were in the home when the fire started.

No one was hurt in the blaze.

There's no word on what may have started the fire.

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