SOUTH BEND – A South Bend firefighter was hurt battling a blaze early Wednesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to a burning home in the 400 block of N. Grandview Ave. at 3:20 a.m.
When they arrived on the scene, they say flames venting from a first floor window.
A passerby saw the fire and called 911.
Firefighters searched the home, but no one was inside the heavily-damaged building, owned by Larry and Diana Williams.
One firefighter suffered 1st degree burns but will be okay.
It took crews about an hour to bring the blaze under control.
Investigators believe the fire started in the basement near the furnace, but the exact cause is unknown.
Damage is estimated at $37,500.