Fireman Hurt While Battling House Fire

A fireman was injured while he, and other crew members were fighting a house fire on Tuesday night. Fire crews were called out around 9:56 a.m. to a house fire on Harmony Church Road. This is near the Williamson-Franklin County line in the West Frankfort, Illinois area. When crews arrived they found a single-story home engulfed in flames with the roof starting to collapse. Fire fighters say,  one of his firefighters was injured after a welding tank inside the garage of the home exploded. The force of the explosion caused the injuries. The firefighter was airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment. He was released later in the afternoon. His injuries are described as minor. No other injuries were reported. No one was at home when the fire broke out. Firefighters say, the home is considered loss and the cause of the fire is unknown.

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