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Salem firefighter hospitalized after getting hurt while on the job

The firefighter is expected to be OK

Firefighter hurt while battling a house fire
Firefighter hurt while battling a house fire

SALEM, Va. – A Salem firefighter is recovering after getting injured while putting out a fire Saturday evening.

According to Salem Fire and EMS, crews responded to a house fire at 248 Butt Hollow Road at 8:42 p.m.

Crews found heavy smoke coming from the home and began to get closer to try to put it out. They had to withdraw because of the condition of the fire and building.

It took more than an hour to put out the fire.

A firefighter was hurt, taken to the hospital for treatment and later released.

No one was home during the fire. There is significant damage to the home.

Salem Fire and EMS says Roanoke County Fire and Rescue and Roanoke Fire and EMS stepped in to help with additional calls.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.