Firefighter Hurt in Fatal TX Fire

A firefighter suffered a minor injury during firefighting operations at a Tuesday night Austin (TX) house fire that killed one person.

A KVUE report (http://bit.ly/IIuewa) indicated that the fire began around 10:30 p.m. in the northern part of the city. Neighbors calling in the fire advised firefighters that a resident was still inside. At least two neighbors attempted searching for the man inside the burning structure before firefighters arrived on scene.

Firefighters searched the dwelling and finally located the victim in the garage. They removed him and tried to revive him, but he died.

One of the firefighters reportedly suffered burns to his hand when he lost his glove during the rescue and was also treated for an eye injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

For training articles on residential search, consider RESIDENTIAL SEARCH AND RESCUE: Methodology, Residential Search and Rescue Carries and Drags, RESIDENTIAL SEARCH AND RESCUE:reordering priorities, and High-Target Areas for the Residential Primary Search .

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