SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane fire crews spent the afternoon Wednesday battling both high temperatures and a house fire on E. Nora.

It started around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon in the 12-hundred block of east Nora.

The first call for the fire came in around 3:30 p.m. and when crews arrived at the residence, a home that had been converted into two apartments, they immediately went inside to search for occupants.

The fire crews eventually cleared the house and determined no one was inside the multi-level residence, with the exception of an Australian Bearded Dragon in a terrarium, which was safely removed from the house.

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion, and a third suffered second-degree burns when the flames burned through his jacket. A fourth firefighter was also injured.

Nick Peraud was home at the time of the fire and says he barely had time to escape.

"There's nothing in my pockets, and I'm barefoot," he said. "Got a lot of friends and family though, so we'll just, I don't know, something works out, we'll be ok."

More than half of the Spokane Fire Department's crews -- 13 of 18 -- responded to the fire.