Kennewick firefighter injured in Sunday morning fire

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kennewick Fire Department (KFD) says a firefighter was injured while reporting to a fire on Sunday morning.

According to officials, the call came in around 1:58 a.m. on Sunday, May 29th. KFD reported to the 800-block of West 41st Place in Kennewick.

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When crews arrived on scene 7 minutes later, they found a small home with a large amount of flames coming from the backside of the house, according to KFD.

In a press release on Sunday, KFD says the first units quickly applied water to the exterior. Additional arriving units helped extinguish the fire and searched for occupants.

KFD says the fire was under control in approximately 20 minutes. Smoke and fire damage to the home was substantial, and the home is inhabitable due to the severity of the fire.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to KFD, one firefighter sustained injuries “when a large amount of sheetrock fell on top of him inside of the home.” The firefighter was later released from Trios Medical Center with a minor injury.

KFD would like to remind the public to call 9-1-1 immediately if they see smoke or flames coming from a home. Doing so helps first responders limit the spread of fires from spreading, and can help them rescue occupants that may not be able to exit a home on their own.

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