Firefighter injured in DeFuniak Springs house fire

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Staff report

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A firefighter was injured after battling a blaze at a DeFuniak Springs home on Monday evening.

According to a press release from Walton County Fire Rescue, crews from WCFR, DeFuniak Springs Fire Department and Argyle Volunteer Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 2817 Cosson Rd. just after 8 p.m. Monday.

The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters and paramedics arrived. All residents of the home made it out safely, but one firefighter suffered “minor injuries” while fighting the blaze. Crews worked for approximately 30 minutes to extinguish the fire.

The injured firefighter was transported to a local hospital. No other injuries to firefighters or residents were reported.

Electrical issues are believed to be the cause of the fire. Crews cleared the scene just after 11 p.m.


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