This happened in the 1000 block of Jennings around 12:33 a.m. Lt. Doug Bell was burned and had to be transported to a Kalamazoo burn ward.
Another officer transported himself to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
We do not know what condition Bell is in at this time. Lange says he's stable.
A post on the North Berrien Fire & Rescue Department Facebook page said Bell was badly burned but his injuries are not life-threatening.
"Benton Harbor firefighter, Doug Bell was badly burned in a house fire last night," the message read. "It appears that his injuries are not life threatening, but his road to recovery is going to be a tough one. North Berrien Fire Rescue sends our thoughts and prayers to the Bell family. They have, and always will be a part of OUR family."
The fire’s cause has not been released. Lange says it is under investigation.