Firefighter injured battling Lutz blaze

Published May 10, 2013

LUTZ — A firefighter was injured battling a house fire Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The fire at 2217 Groveland Drive prompted calls to 911 that people were trapped inside the home, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, but that was not the case. The family that lives there was out when the fire started.

Flames were coming from the roof when Fire Rescue arrived, and concerns about the house collapsing caused firefighters to fight the flames defensively, from outside the home. A firefighter sustained a minor injury, Fire Rescue said.

The American Red Cross and members of the community were assisting the family.