Blaze at Midwest City home extinguished

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UPDATE: The fire has been put out. 

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Firefighters are battling a fire at a home in Midwest City Wednesday afternoon.

Crews responded to the scene just before 2 p.m. near NE 10th and Midwest Blvd.

Fire officials say a plumber told them he was working on brazing copper pipes with a torch when it caught fire and he used a nearby bucket to throw the liquid in it onto the fire. This liquid was flammable and exacerbated the fire and the plumber immediately ran across the street after the fire flashed to call 911.

No one else was in the house.

The house next door also received smoke and fire damage, but no one inside was injured.

Fire officials also say one firefighter was treated on scene for possible heat exhaustion and another hurt his shoulder while pulling supply line hose and will be sent for an MRI.

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