“As soon as he got the door open, he couldn’t see anything,” Souppa said. The immediate neighbor then called 911.
At just past 11 a.m., after it appeared the fire was out, flames could be seen poking out from just under the eaves. Four firefighters climbed on the roof of the front porch, set another ladder to the roof and sprayed water on the flames. Water could also be seen shooting out of the roof from inside.
One firefighter suffered a hand injury that required stitches, Thompson said, and he was taken to Salem Hospital. Another firefighter, a woman, suffered a shoulder injury and was also transported to the hospital. Both firefighters, whom Thompson declined to name, were treated and released, and the firefighter with the hand injury was relieved of duty.
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