Firefighter hurt battling house fire in Darke County

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NEW MADISON, Ohio (WDTN) — A firefighter suffered minor injuries battling a house fire in Darke County.

Firefighters responded to a fire call in the 1400 block of Preble County Butler Township Road in New Madision around 3 a.m. Monday.

Fire officials say the fire started in a garage and spread to the house. The family of five living in the house was able to get out safely.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries battling the fire. The firefighter was treated and released and returned to the scene to assist crews.

Fire crews from eight communities responded to the scene to battle the fire.

Fire officials say crews would be on the scene for several hours working to put out hot spots in the attic.

The State Fire Marshal was called to the scene to help determine a cause of the fire.

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