The Lexington Fire Department called in extra crews Monday afternoon to a fire that heavily damaged a house on Briar Hill Road.
The second alarm was called after a firefighter fell down a set of stairs. The additional alarm brought more firefighters and trucks to the home, Battalion Chief Jeff Nantz said.
Crews were working to clear the second floor of the house and making sure no one was inside when the firefighter fell and declared a “mayday,” Nantz said. The firefighter was not taken to the hospital.
“He is fine, it just kind of rattled his cage a little bit,” Nantz said.
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The flames were “deep seated in the building” and crews were removing burning debris from the house before they could determine a cause, Nantz said. The fire was reported about 1:25 p.m.
The house was uninhabitable and contents of the house were a total loss. But firefighters said the house could be rebuilt.