Firefighter injured while battling house fire

Published On: Feb 21 2013 04:16:21 AM PST   Updated On: Feb 21 2013 05:41:14 AM PST
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NEWPORT, Wash. -

A firefighter was sent to a local hospital Thursday morning, after being briefly trapped in the basement of a burning home in Newport.

The fire started at a house on the 1100 block of South Shore Diamond Lake Road around 2 a.m.

According to dispatchers, the firefighter's injuries are minor. The homeowner, who was in the process of remodeling his house, woke up by the crackling sound of the fire. He was not hurt.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire.