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A structure fire Sunday morning sent a Mustang volunteer firefighter to Baylor Scott and White hospital in Dallas.

The Mustang Volunteer Fire Department with assistance from Navarro, Mildred, Eureka, Angus and Richland VFD along with Corsicana Fire Rescue, responded to a structure fire around 9 a.m. Sept. 15 on SE CR 2160.

First arriving units found heavy fire on one side of the house. Corsicana Fire Rescue made an interior attack and was able to knock down the fire.

While performing overhaul operations, it was determined that the fire was in the ceiling, and not all the way extinguished. A second interior crew went in from Mildred VFD, followed by other crews switching out and started extinguishing the fire.

During this phase of fire suppression, it proved to be difficult on firefighters with the hot temperatures and heavy gear.

A firefighter from mustang VFD had to be removed from the fire attack, due to chest pains and being light headed. He was evaluated by Corsicana fire-rescue ambulance on scene and was transported to Baylor in Dallas for more in depth evaluation.

He was released a short time later.

Firefighters were finally able to extinguish all hot spots and fire inside the structure.

“Our prayers go out to the Mustang volunteer fireman who required medical treatment while fighting a structure fire this morning,” said Elmer Tanner, Navarro County Sheriff. “We owe a debt of gratitude to these individuals who volunteer their time to make up the volunteer fire departments throughout Navarro County. Thank you for all you do.”

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