VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - One firefighter was injured after a fall while battling a blaze in southern Indiana.
It happened Sautrday morning at a home near Vincennes. According to Palmyra fire officials, that home was under construction when it caught fire.
Even though no residents were inside at the time, construction workers were at the house. Officials believe it stemmed from a fire in the fireplace. That fire then spread to the roof.
Firefighters were able to contain it. However, while they were exiting, officials said one firefighter somehow accidentally fell from the balcony. He had to be air lifted to an area hospital.
His condition is unknown. The fire is not being called suspicious.
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