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Evansville firefighter hurt battling blaze

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An Evansville firefighter is hurt while battling a garage fire.

It happened around 5 Tuesday evening at 2010 Old Business 41, a vacant McDonald's.

Fire crews said there was heavy smoke and fire upon arrival to scene.

Officials say a by-stander at the scene reported a person was possibly inside.

Firefighters entered the building under what authorities called "extreme conditions" to search for the victim.

Evansville Fire Department District Chief Dan Grimm says no one was found inside, but during the search EFD firefighter Ed Haury received first and second degree burns on his ears.

EFD officials say Haury was treated, released and sent home. He is expected to return to duty in a few days.

The Evansville Fire Department tells us the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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