Firefighter injured while battling house fire in west Charlotte

Firefighter hurt in west Charlotte house fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A firefighter was seriously injured in a house fire in west Charlotte early Thursday morning.

The fire broke out at a home on Afton Lane before 3:30 a.m. According to the fire chief, the fire started in the rear bedroom of the home and no one was inside the house at the time.

A firefighter hurt while battling the fire was alert and talking while being taken to the hospital with injuries. There is no word on the nature of the injuries, but officials say the firefighter is expected to be OK.

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, 27 firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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