HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Fire and Rescue have responded to a large house fire in Hampton Station on McEachern Lane.
Six units responded the two-alarm fire. The district chief on-scene said when they arrived the flames were shooting through the roof.
The home was total loss, but firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring homes. Some siding was damaged on one of the homes next door.
Fire investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire, which began in the back of the home.
Firefighters say the homeowner was not there when the fire began, but the family pet did not survive.
The heat was hard on the firefighters, who hydrated and rotated through the scene to seek relief.
The district chief says one firefighter was burned fighting the blaze. He suffered some minor burns to his hand and was taken to the hospital, but he is expected to be all right after treatment.