CLE firefighter transported to hospital after battling E. 147th St. apartment fire

Injuries appear to be minor
Posted at 10:32 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-06 16:00:46-04

A firefighter was transported to the hospital Friday night after battling a house fire on the east side of Cleveland.

The fire happened around 9:40 p.m. Friday at a three story apartment building, located in the 3200 block of E 147th Street.

NewsChannel5 was told the firefighter's passed out onto another firefighter while fighting the fire. The crew called "MAYDAY" and two other crews came into the burning apartment. One crew rescued the fallen firefighter, the other continued to battle the blaze.

As a mandatory precaution, the firefighter was transported to a local hospital to be checked out. 

Paramedics say his injuries are considered minor.