Firefighters Injured While Battling North Columbus Fire


Two firefighters were injured while responding to a house fire early Wednesday.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling the fire, which occurred in the 3200 block of Bidlington Drive, off of Innis Road, shortly before 5 a.m. 

A firefighter slipped on ice and possibly dislocated his knee. The firefighter was expected to be OK after being transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital.

According to a captain on the scene, another firefighter was injured, but the firefighter's condition was unknown.  

According to 10TV crews on the scene, a newspaper delivery person spotted the fire while driving by.

"I was just driving by and I saw the house on fire," said Yolanda Stroughter.

Stroughter said that she witnessed one of the firefighter's injuries.

"As soon as he got out, he fell and hurt his knee real bad," Stroughter said.

No one was inside at the time of the fire which investigators said they believed began in an upstairs master bedroom.

The names of the injured firefighters were not immediately released.  

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