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Firefighter hospitalized after house fire

By Jon Erickson
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:35:29 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2013 05:32:52 PM CST
CRAVEN COUNTY -

A Thursday morning fire displaced a six-member family from their home near Vanceboro.

The home, on the 900 block of Highway 118, is left with gaping holes in its walls.

The family includes three children; it's unclear where the group will now live.

"We'll have to figure that out, I guess," said Shirley Britt, one of the residents.

A firefighter was hospitalized after being injured inside the home, according to Chief Stacey Lewis of the Vanceboro Volunteer Fire Department.

The firefighter fell through the floor, injuring his leg; his condition was unknown.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation; the initial call came in shortly after 11 a.m.

The fire is not suspicious, investigators said.

The Red Cross is helping the family; the usual aid package is several nights in a hotel and help with emergency food and necessities.