Firefighter hurt as flames burn into NW Reno attic

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RENO, NV (KOLO)-- A northwest Reno fire damaged a home Saturday morning and a falling ceiling injured a firefighter, but he was treated and released from a hospital.

The fire in the 2200 block of Gatewood Drive in northwest Reno. Photo by Wade Barnett/KOLO.

The Reno Fire Department initially received a call about a brush fire about 6:35 a.m., but while responding were told it was a home on fire in the 2200 block of Gatewood Drive, Battalion Chief Dick Nachtsheim said.

Firefighters found the fire had expanded from the roof into the attic. Two people who were in the home were out of it. There was damage to the exterior of the home, smoke damage in the attic and water damage in one room, Nachtsheim said.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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