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Firefighter injured while battling house fire in Gwynn Oak

Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 19:14:22-05

A firefighter was injured Wednesday morning while battling a house fire in Gwynn Oak. 

Baltimore County firefighters responded to a house on the 5400 block of Gradin Ave just around 4:15 a.m. Three people were in the home and were able to get out safely. 

According to the family, the adult son, Michael Bennett, in the home heard the smoke alarm go off, woke up his parents, and got them out of the house. 

"I couldn't smell, I couldn't see nothing or nothing, just, couldn't even grab my shoes, nothing, nothing, it was in the walls I guess... I ran back downstairs and grabbed my parents, they were asleep," Bennett said.

"I did what I had to do, that's not heroism, I did what I had to do, you know there was a reason why I was here," Bennett said when asked if he was a hero.

A firefighter was taken to Bayview Burn Center after he suffered burns to his neck.

Fire officials believe the fire started in the attic, but have not released an official cause.

"This time of year fires always occur through electrical or heating or whatever or Christmas lights, whatever so just check," Bennett said.