Fire burns Mount Vernon home, injuring 1

Fire burns Mount Vernon home, injuring 1
(Mount Vernon Fire Dept.)

One person was injured Tuesday night in a fire in Mount Vernon, according to city officials.

At around 8:58 p.m., firefighters received a call from a passenger in a car on I-5 who saw smoke coming from a building near Fir Street and Shop Lane, said Peter Donovan, project development manager for Mount Vernon.

When firefighters located the fire, they found a two-story home building on fire in the 500 block of North 1st Street. They safely rescued a person from the second floor. The victim was transported to a hospital to be treated for potential smoke inhalation, according to a press release.

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Crews contained the fire, which had started in the attic, and stayed at the scene to make sure the fire had not spread anywhere else, Donovan said.

An investigation into what started the fire is expected to begin Wednesday morning.