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10 people without homes, 4 firefighters hurt after large blaze in Etna

ETNA — Multiple homes were damaged by a large fire in Etna Saturday afternoon.

Channel 11 crews confirmed the blaze spread to three homes on Wilson Street before crews were able to contain the flames. According to TribLIVE, four firefighters were injured while battling the fire.

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The second-alarm fire started around 3:30 p.m. and quickly spread to the adjacent three-story home. The home that caught fire first was destroyed.

TribLIVE reported the home is a total loss, but crews on scene said everyone made it out safely. However, 10 people who lived in the two homes that suffered the most damage were displaced because of the fire.

Paramedics checked out a few residents at the scene, but no one was taken to the hospital.

According to TribLIVE, one firefighter was treated for a cut from a piece of glass, while another who has a pre-existing condition suffered a “medical event” brought on by the fire. Two other firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.

About 100 firefighters responded from a dozen companies, including several volunteer fire departments.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.