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Firefighter injured, fell through floor of burning east Indianapolis home

IFD said three firefighters sustained slight injuries, but only one was taken to the hospital.

INDIANAPOLIS — A firefighter was taken to the hospital after he fell through the floor of a burning home on the east side of Indianapolis on Saturday night. 

The Indianapolis Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 3600 block of North Euclid Avenue, south of 38th Street and east of North Sherman Drive, at around 8 p.m. 

Fourteen IFD units as well as medics and police were dispatched to assist with the fire. 

Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing from the back of the home, which had multiple holes throughout it. IFD said several of the holes were burned through because of the fire, others were because of lack of actual flooring. 

Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire when one of the firefighters fell through the floor of the home. The firefighter managed to catch himself when he fell. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital to be treated for burns to his wrists.

IFD said three firefighters sustained slight injuries, but only one was taken to the hospital.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 25 minutes. 

No one was home when the fire started. At the time of publishing, IFD was still investigating the cause of the fire. 

The fire started upstairs and firefighters said it's unclear if the home is vacant or not. Neighbors told firefighters that there have been people going in and out of the home at all hours but it's unclear if those people reside in the home, according to IFD.