Firefighter burned while fighting fire in PHX

Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-13 18:41:59-04

A Phoenix firefighter was transported to a burn center after helping combat a fire at a charter school in the west Valley. 

According to officials, around 3:46 p.m. a fire broke out at the Catalyst Church's charter school building near Indian School Road and 67th Avenue. 

The firefighter suffered first and second degree burns to his arms and legs while combating the fire. He was transported to a burn in stable condition, according to Larry Subervi of the Phoenix Fire Department. 

Captain PJ Dead said he was treated and released Saturday. 

Officials said when crews arrived they saw heavy smoke coming from a roll-up door. When the door was opened, flames shot out and injured the firefighter. 

The fire was contained to just the hallway. 

Although the cause has yet to be determined, officials are focusing the investigation around an electric golf cart that was sitting in the hallway. 

Fire crews were able to control the fire about ten minutes after the call was made. 

Officials said school should be in session come Monday, but are encouraging parents to check the school's website for updates.