Mount Horeb firefighter suffers minor injury while responding to house fire
Firefighters believe charcoal grill started fire
MT. HOREB, Wis. — A Mount Horeb firefighter suffered a minor injury while responding to a house fire early Thursday morning.
A piece of equipment struck the firefighter in the face, according to Chief Jenny Minter with the Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department. The firefighter is expected to be OK and was not taken to the hospital.
The fire started around 4:20 a.m. at a home along the 1000 block of Vista Ridge Drive.
A family of four heard a popping noise and was able to make it outside before smoke detectors went off.
Firefighters are still finishing up their investigation, but believe a charcoal grill caused the fire. It caused around $200,000 in damage to the home.
The Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department is reminding people to keep grills 10 feet from the house as it cools off and to avoid cooling it off under trees and other hanging brush.
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