Firefighter sustains injury while battling house fire


MCALLEN, Texas – A McAllen firefighter is taken to the hospital after sustaining a burn while battling a house fire. It all happened around noon on the 5600 block of Cynthia Court behind Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.

Fire officials say the fire initiated inside the garage.

Assistant Fire Chief Jim Schultz, McAllen Fire Department, “The garage of the house had flames and smoke coming through it. We attacked the fire it took us about 10 minutes to knock down the fire. We are searching for hotspots, making sure the fire is completely out. There was one resident at home when the fire started, he was able to get out on his own. There were no civilian injuries. There was one firefighter that received a burn on the back of his hand. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.”

The assistant fire chief says the firefighter is recuperating from his injury.

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