DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Two Durham firefighters were injured while battling a fire on Tuesday morning in East Durham, Durham Fire Department Division Chief Jim Cole told CBS 17.
According to Cole, 39 firefighters and seven EMS personnel responded to a fire in the 200-block of N. Maple Street, which is between E. Main and Taylor streets, just before 7 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story home up in flames.
Cole said it took crews about 30 minutes to get the fire out. One firefighter was injured while battling the blaze when he hit his head on an object. The firefighter was transported to the hospital for treatment, Cole said. Another firefighter was taken to urgent care for a knee injury. One person at the home was taken to Duke University Medical Center with burns to their head, according to Cole.
All three patients are currently in stable condition.
The front half of the house and the attic were badly damaged in the fire, Cole said.
The division chief told CBS 17 that an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. Investigators were still on scene as of 11 a.m., officials said.
The American Red Cross was called to assist the people who live in the home.