Firefighter injured battling house fire

May 11, 2009 8:11:42 AM PDT
One Houston firefighter was taken to the hospital overnight while fighting a fire near downtown.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Flames broke out around 1am on Sampson and Elgin. Crews got the fire knocked down quickly but one firefighter suffered burns to his hand and was hospitalized.

An elderly couple lives at the house but they were not home at the time.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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