Loudon firefighter injured battling fire in his own home

LOUDON (WATE) - A Loudon firefighter was hospitalized Friday night after trying to put out a fire at his own home.

The fire broke out on Commerce Street near Highland Avenue. A Loudon fire department spokesperson said the firefighter was trying to put out the flames on a love seat.

He suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Fort Loudon Medical Center in Lenoir City. He is expected to be okay.