Firefighter injured battling house fire

A firefighter was injured battling a house fire near Missouri City.

February 14, 2011 2:08:33 PM PST
A firefighter was hurt by a piece of falling debris while battling a house fire near Missouri City on Monday morning.

Firefighters believe a child playing with matches may have started the fire. The fire started before 9am this morning at a residence on Quail Dale near Quailmont. It tore through the roof of the home before they managed to put out the flames.

The firefighter received a neck injury when a piece of debris landed on him. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out.