Cleveland firefighter injured battling house fire

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Cleveland firefighter was hurt battling a house fire on the city's east side.

Flames broke out in a house on E. 120th St. around 4:30 a.m. It happened at a house a couple of blocks north of St. Clair Ave.

Flames could be seen shooting from the third story of the house.

Firefighters didn't find anyone inside after a search of the home.

The firefighter who was injured was taken to the hospital.

FOX 8 has learned he has a broken and lacerated hand. Cleveland Fire's public information officer says a window fell on his hand and he will likely require surgery.

Another firefighter was treated for a strained back.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Stay with Fox 8 News and for updates on this developing story.

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