Firefighter injured, families displaced in Sherman Avenue fire

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

One firefighter was injured Monday after responding to a structure fire in the 800 block of Sherman Avenue.

The firefighter was treated in stable condition and then released from the hospital, according to a news release.

The fire also displaced families from three of the residences at the two-story brick townhouse.

At about 3:20 p.m., residents reported a fire at the structure. Heavy smoke and fire vented from a first floor window, according to a press release. Firefighters reported fires in the basement and the first floor.

The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 and then to a MABAS Box Alarm, which brought more fire departments to the scene.

Fire departments took two minutes to respond, according to the press release, and the fire was under control about an hour later.

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