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2 firefighters hurt in Warren house fire

Battalion chief says firefighters expected to be OK

WARREN, Mich. – Two Warren firefighters are recovering after being hurt early Wednesday morning in a house fire.

The fire started just before 2 a.m. on Meadow Avenue, which is near Van Dyke and Warren. No one was inside the home.

Battalion Chief Don Tharrett said the stubborn conditions of fire made it hard for the crews to extinguish it.

"It just wouldn't go out. This house has a lot of small rooms … little confined spaces where the fire gets in. It's just hard to get to," he said.

One firefighter fell from a ladder, another fell through a floor.

The firefighters have since been released from the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but sources said accelerants were found in the home and the suspected arson could be tied to a dispute between a landlord and tenant.