Two Fall River firefighters were hurt Thursday morning when they jumped out a window of a burning house.
Flames ripped through the roof of the home on 724 Plymouth Ave. The wind made it difficult to fight the fire.
Fall River firefighters arrived to find the heavy flames in the house. A car and a shed were on fire, too.
The people who live in the house escaped safely on their own.
Firefighters went in with a hose and to conduct a search, just in case. But Lt. Paul Machado and Jeff Mello became trapped on the second floor when flames came up behind them, blocking their way out.
They jumped out of a window.
"At that time the fire apparently got into the walls, really got involved on the interior of the building. We had to evacuate crews from the building. When the crews were evacuated, a lieutenant and a firefighter were injured. They suffered burns to the chest, arms, and one of them suffered a back injury," District Chief Michael Clark said.
The firefighters were being treated at Rhode Island Hospital.
The Red Cross is helping 11 people -- seven adults and four children -- who were forced out of their home by the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
23 Kenney Drive
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