SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — Three volunteer firefighters were injured Wednesday morning while battling a house fire at 264 First St. in Shenandoah Junction, a fire company official said.
Two of the injured firefighters from the Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Fire Department were taken toWashington, D.C., for treatment of what appeared to be nonlife-threatening burns, according to Chief Ben Money of the Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town, W.Va.
The firefighters were part of a team that were battling the blaze inside the home, Money said.
The third firefighter, from the Citizens Fire Co., was treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., for an arm injury and released, said Money, who in charge of the fire scene.
The firefighter was cutting a hole in the roof to ventilate the fire when he injured his arm, Money said.
The blaze, which was reported just after 10 a.m., appeared to have started on the second floor of the home, but the cause has not been determined, Money said. The home was “heavily involved” when firefighters arrived, he said.