LANCASTER – A firefighter was injured Saturday afternoon while trying to put out the flames of a house fire in Lancaster, authorities said.
The fire department responded to the call around 12:20 p.m. of a structure fire in the 44100 Block of Heaton Avenue, said L.A. County Fire Department Battalion Chief Larry Tucker.
“It appears to have started in the garage area,” Tucker said. “We’ve got extensive damage to the home and contents.”
Tucker said the home was occupied by three adults, four children, and four dogs.
The family was able to evacuate the house, however, two adults sustained injuries, Tucker said. A firefighter, whose name was not released, also suffered minor burns, Tucker added. They were all transported to the hospital for treatment.
It took about 40 minutes to bring the fire under control, however, the house was declared a total loss, officials said. Two vehicles – one parked in the garage and one parked in the driveway – were also lost in the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.