NOONDAY, Texas (KETK) – A house fire caused three injuries Thursday morning in Noonday.

According to the Smith County Fire Marshal’s office, units from Noonday, Flint-Gresham, and Dixie were called to the 14000 block of County Road 1237 in Noonday around 3:30 a.m.

“They were met with heavy smoke from the front of the house and very dark, thick conditions inside,” said Michael Malone, Deputy Fire Marshal.

When they arrived, they discovered a resident who had burns from the fire, but had already made it out of the house. Two firefighters also were burned during the fire.

Neighbors said an occupant of the house had just received a new lift chair the day before the fire and noticed it sparking. The fire burned the resident and caused oxygen tanks to explode.

All three were taken to a local hospital, but one of the firefighters had to be flown to a burn unit in a Dallas hospital for advanced treatment. That firefighter has since been treated and released, according to officials, and is ready to return to Smith County.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this morning’s house fire. We are actively investigating the fire, but right now our concerns are for the injured.”

Jay Brooks, Smith County Fire Marshal

According to officials, the house is a loss, and as of this writing, there is no cause for the blaze. No names have been released at this time.

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