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UPDATE: House Fire Ruled Accidential in St. Albans, 2 Firefighters Hurt

UPDATE 1/2/13 @ 12:50 p.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The fire that sent a firefighter to the hospital has been ruled accidental.

The fire was reported at a home along College Circle about 10 p.m. Monday.

According to a news release, the owner of the home had hard wired several electric space heaters throughout the house because the main heating source was broken.

Firefighters say the homeowner used too large of wiring and too large of circuit breakers, causing them to overheat.

The two firefighters were hurt when they went inside the home to make sure everyone got out okay and the second floor collapsed under one of them.

The firefighter was taken to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder. He has since been released.



UPDATE 1/1/2013@ 12:50 p.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It was a close call for a first responder in St. Albans.

Two firefighters went into a home on College Circle about 10 p.m. Monday.

They were making sure everyone made it out, when part of the second floor collapsed under one of them.

The firefighter was taken to the hospital, with a dislocated shoulder.

He's been released.

There's no word on what started the fire.



ORIGINAL STORY
SAINT ALBANS, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- A firefighter is recovering from injuries suffered in a late night house fire in St. Albans on Monday.

The call about that fire came in just past 10 p.m. for a home in the 1000 block of College Circle.

The injured firefighter was hurt after falling through a second-floor landing and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

The name and condition of the injured firefighter have not been released.

No one was at home at the time of the fire and the cause remains under investigation.

The home was destroyed by the fire.

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