A Toledo firefighter was injured Monday while helping fight one of two early-morning house fires in North Toledo, authorities said.
The firefighter was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center with a minor injury, Toledo fire Lt. Thomas Kuhman said. The injured man's name was being withheld to protect his privacy, Lieutenant Kuhman said.
Crews arrived at 501 E. Oakland St. about 5:45 a.m. and awakened the occupant, who is listed as Steve Henry. He exited the house safely, the report said.
By 6 a.m., firefighters had brought under control the flames near the front of the two-story wood-frame house's upper floor, the lieutenant said. The fire is believed to have been caused by a faulty air conditioner. Damage to the house, listed as belonging to Johnnie Kimble III and built in 1928, was estimated at $6,000.
A fire involving a vacant house on Mulberry Street was ruled an arson, and the ruins later were torn down.
Firefighters called to 2857 Mulberry at 3:06 a.m. found the house engulfed. No one was injured. The fire report estimated the house's value at $33,400. Records identify the 1917-built, single-story structure's owner as Veronica Moxley of Sylvania.