One firefighter injured battling Richmond Heights house fire - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

One firefighter injured battling Richmond Heights house fire

Richmond Heights house fire. (Source: WOIO) Richmond Heights house fire. (Source: WOIO)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

One firefighter was injured battling a house fire Wednesday morning.

Eight departments were called to assist in putting out the blaze at 23430 Harms Road in Richmond Heights

It started just after 9:00 a.m. 

The house was fully engulfed when crews arrived within five minutes of the 911 call.

One man was inside, but managed to escape on his own. He was alerted to the flames by a working smoke detector.

The cause remains under investigation, but it may have been electrical.

Fire was contained to the original section of the home, which suffered extensive damage. The addition was ok.

The injured firefighter suffered minor burns and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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