UPDATE: Mansfield fire heavily damages house, injures firefighter

As we first posted this morning, Mansfield firefighters were toned out to a possible structure fire in the 700 block of E. Dallas Drive at around 7:00am. The house is located at the corner of E. Dallas Drive and Walnut Creek Drive just east of downtown Mansfield.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy fire through the roof of the single story home. At the time, it was unknown whether anyone was inside the house, so an aggressive interior attack and search was initiated.

Once the roof began to collapse, firefighters were forced to take safety measures and exit the structure.

It was later confirmed by the occupants that no one was home at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation.

Mansfield fire officials say one firefighter was injured at the scene, but those injuries are minor. It is unknown if he or she was transported to the hospital.

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