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2 Nashville Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 11:17:23-04

Two Nashville firefighters were taken to an area hospital after being injured while battling a late night blaze. 

The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Monday at a home on Central Avenue in the Sylvan Park area. 

When crews with the Nashville Fire Department arrived on the scene, smoke was so thick they couldn't see the house.

Fire crews entered the home through the basement, where the smoke was heaviest. There was little to no visibility.

Two firefighters were hurt, though their injuries were not thought to be severe. 

One suffered a shoulder injury, while the other received a cut on his forehead. Both were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  

No one else was injured in the fire.

Firefighters were able to save the home from destruction. Most of the damage was relegated to the basement, with smoke and water throughout the rest of the home.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.