Two firefighters injured in early morning fire that killed Decatur resident

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DECATUR – Two Decatur firefighters were injured while trying to save the life of an occupant early Tuesday morning.

According to Decatur Fire Department reports, the fire broke out just before 4:30 am in the 400 block of North 35th Street. Firefighters arriving on the scene found heavy flames coming from the garage of the home and were told by neighbors that an occupant was still inside. Firefighters suffered injuries in the rescue attempt and were unable to rescue the occupant inside, who was later found at the rear of the home.

A total of 21 firefighters responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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