- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - A firefighter has been injured in a fall while battling a house blaze in Muscatine.

Authorities say firetrucks were dispatched around 1:50 p.m. Sunday after a 911 call. Firefighters found flames and smoke coming from the back of the house as they arrived.

Muscatine Fire Marshal Mike Hartman says the injured firefighter fell off a ladder and was treated at a hospital and released. One person inside the house when the fire started escaped safely.

The fire cause is being investigated.

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