Firefighters injured in explosion during Collegedale house fire
COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. (WDEF) – Two Tri-Community firefighters were taken to the hospital after an explosion occurred at a Collgedale house fire.
The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department received reports of a house fire around 4:15 pm this afternoon in the Collegedale Area.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, crews confirmed heavy smoke and fire coming from 5503 Main Street.
Amy Maxwell says as firefighters advanced a hose line to conduct an interior attack on the fire, an explosion blew out the front two windows of the home causing two firefighters to be thrown into the front porch railing.
Both firefighters were transported by HCEMS non-emergency to Erlanger with minor injuries.
The cause is under investigation by the Tri-Community VFD Fire Marshall’s Office and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
Damages are unknown at this time. No other injuries were reported.
Hamilton County Emergency Services PIO Amy Maxwell says the names of the firefighters will not be released.
Crews on scene of a structure fire @ 5500 Main Street. Roadway is closed. Find alternate route. pic.twitter.com/CtMeIxzeBq
— Tri-Community Fire (@TriCommunityFD) October 31, 2017