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Garland firefighter injured while battling house fire Monday night

Garland House fire
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Garland House fire
Garland house fire
Posted at 11:18 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 13:18:06-04

GARLAND, Utah — A Garland firefighter was injured while battling a house fire Monday night.

According to Garland Fire’s Facebook page, crews responded to a house fire on the south end of town around 7:15 p.m.

Units from Tremonton also responded.

When crews arrived, smoke was coming out of the front and the back of the home and it was quickly determined to be a basement fire that had spread throughout the house.

After all occupants were accounted for, an interior team made entry but was pulled out due to the origin of the fire and the intense smoke and heat.

From outside, crews were able to knock down the fire and get it under control.

While conducting overhaul duties, a Garland firefighter fell from the top kitchen floor into the basement. A Mayday was declared and a team was able to pull him out. The firefighter was transported to the hospital for further treatment and evaluation. He was released hours later.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, and the investigation will be handled by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

The Facebook post ended with a sincere thank you for the outpouring of support from the community.

“There was more water and Gatorade than we could drink. In this 100+ degree weather, the drinks were well appreciated and it was so awesome to see all the support.”