BC firefighter hurt while responding to house fire

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A Battle Creek firefighter sustained minor injuries Tuesday when part of ceiling collapsed during a house fire.

The fire broke out on Magnolia Avenue south of Capital Avenue around 5 p.m. Everyone inside escaped safely.

The Battle Creek Fire Department said that by the time crews arrived, flames and smoke were seen in several windows. The fire had spread from the first floor to the second floor and attic space. Regardless, firefighters were soon able to get it under control.

One firefighter was hurt when a ceiling fell in, but had been released from the hospital by Tuesday night.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Damage to the house is estimated at $60,000 and property damage is estimated at another $10,000.

A neighboring house also sustained some heat damage to its siding.

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