The firefighter was one of dozens of emergency responders who responded to a structure fire on School Street around 8:15 PM, as reported on our news alerts at the time.
The arriving firefighters reportedly found flames shooting from the home still under construction, but managed to knock down the flames a short time later.
“The home is destroyed,” a firefighter told TLS. “The kitchen floor fell through, and every piece of sheetrock we tore open had flames inside. It must have been cooking for a while.”
Firefighters remained on scene until after 11 PM to ensure there were no flare-ups, officials said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.