July 1, 2014 at 11:35 am

Firefighter, senior citizen injured in blaze at Warren house

Warren A senior citizen and a firefighter were hospitalized Tuesday morning after suffering burns in a house fire, according to fire officials.

Fire crews were called at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to a fire in a house in the 20700 block of Curie, according to Fire Chief David Frederick. Upon arrival five minutes later, firefighters found the homeowner, a woman in her 70s, with her caretaker outside the house.

The caretaker escaped unharmed, but the homeowner suffered a second-degree burn to her face and was rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Frederick said.

Firefighters entered the home for an offensive attack. A 16-year veteran of the fire department sustained second-degree burn to his neck.

He was also taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 9:32 a.m. and it has since been extinguished, Frederick said.

The cause of the fire was unclear Tuesday morning as investigators were still on the scene.

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