Home damaged, firefighter injured

NORTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY – A firefighter was injured on Wednesday, while trying to save a family’s home on the day before Thanksgiving.

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At 12:25 p.m., the North Montgomery County Fire Department responded to the 10500 block of Northridge Dr. off of FM 1484 near Willis Waukegan Rd. where they found heavy fire coming from the attic of a brick home, according to Asst. Fire Chief Jason Oliphant.

Crews made a fast attack, and with assistance from Conroe and Cut and Shoot Fire Departments, they were able to prevent the home from becoming a total loss.

The family was home when the fire began, and waited for firefighters at a neighbor’s house, Oliphant said.

Fire Chief Bob Robinson said crews were ventilating the roof when a firefighter fell from a ladder, landing on his side on the ground. An ambulance transported the firefighter to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

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