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Firefighter injured in early morning Bradford County blaze

5:24 AM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
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BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an early morning fire Friday that destroyed a Bradford County.

Just before 4:30 a.m. a passerby driving down State Road 230, just east of Starke, called 911 reporting flames coming from the roof of a home.

Firefighters from Starke, Lawtey and Theressa Fire Departments responded and arrived at the home located at 2042 E State Road 230 engulfed in flames, according to Bradford County Emergency Management.

The initial fire attack was "intense" according to one firefighter due to the volume of fire inside the structure, but the fire was knocked down and brought under control within 30 minutes, BCEM detailed.

No one was home at the time of the fire, and a family member who lived nearby told confirmed to firefighters the couple that lived in the home was out of the area.

A dog was reportedly found inside the home after the fire was extinguished and at least one other missing.

A Lawtey firefighter was slightly injured by broken glass during the blaze and was treated at the scene by paramedics before returning to continue overhauling the fire.

No other injuries were reported.

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