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OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A home in Oktibbeha County is partially destroyed in an early morning fire and a volunteer firefighter is injured on his way to fight the flames.

The fire broke out shortly after 1:00 am Wednesday at a house on Ridge Road. No one was home and firefighters are still trying to determine what caused it.

The firefighter, whose name has not been released, was on his way to the fire when he lost control of his tanker and it rolled.

He is being treated at OCH Regional Medical Center for a punctured lung and two broken ribs.

The firefighter was from the East Oktibbeha fire department.

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