A firefighter was airlifted to a local hospital Wednesday morning after being injured while battling a house fire in Bullskin Township.
Officials said the flames were reported at a house on Quail Hill Road by a neighbor just before 9 a.m.
Authorities said the injured firefighter’s arm went through a glass coffee table. His name and condition have not been released.
“It was already through the roof and coming out just about every window when they got on scene. So they tried an initial attack, and one of the firemen got hurt and had to be flown out,” Bullskin Fire Chief Joseph Liska said.
No other injuries were reported in the blaze.
“Thank heavens there was nobody home because they have two kids, 5 and 2. So that’s a blessing,” Liska said.
Officials said one of the kids was supposed to be home at the time of the fire but changed an appointment to Wednesday during the blaze.
The homeowners said they bought the house in 2005 and remodeled almost everything inside.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but detectives said they don’t believe it was arson.
The American Red Cross confirmed it is assisting the family displaced by the blaze.