Firefighters who took on an overnight blaze at an 81st Street home were also forced to battle the elements, as the oppressive heat and humidity hampered an already difficult job, reports ABC 7.
The four-alarm fire started at a “two story house” on 81st Street and Colonial Road last night at around 3:30 a.m.
According to news accounts, neighbors could see smoke “pouring from the home.”
While it appears no residents were seriously injured, “at least two firefighters” were treated for minor burns. One firefighter received medical attention after complaining of a headache and nausea – possibly from either smoke inhalation or the strain of hauling heavy equipment in high temperatures.
Efforts to contain the flames were for the most part successful, however one other home was reportedly damaged.
Heavy equipment proved especially challenging as firefighters worked into the hot and muggy hours of the early morning.