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Fire damages Sarasota home; firefighter injured

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Firefighters wrap up after a house fire Friday in the 1900 block of Rain Forest Trail. © Provided by WWSB Tampa Firefighters wrap up after a house fire Friday in the 1900 block of Rain Forest Trail.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A firefighter was injured battling a house fire early Friday in Sarasota County, officials said.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a report of smoke at the home, in the 1900 block of Rain Forest Trail. There were flames in the loft of the home but the scene was cleared but crews were called back to the home at about 12:45 a.m. Friday; crews found the home on fire. The fire was extinguished at 3 a.m., officials said.

One firefighter was injured and taken to the hospital. He has since been released.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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