Firefighters battle house fire with heavy smoke

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Photo courtesy: Facebook page of Springfield Fire Fighters Local 37

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Springfield Firefighters Local 37 were dispatched to an area on North Second Street at around 7:10 a.m. in response to a report of smoke coming out of a house on Friday.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, they saw heavy smoke coming out of the second floor of the house. They quickly tried to find a way to enter the house and saw an active fire in the basement. The fire was extinguished within an hour.

The crews left the scene at around 9:50 a.m.

According to Springfield Fire Safety Division Chief Ed Canny, the house was occupied with one person who was later transported from the scene with smoke inhalation injury.

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