UPDATE: Firefighter treated for smoke inhalation and released

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A South Bend firefighter nearly passed out battling a house fire on Tuesday.

The fire started around 11:30 a.m. at a home on Ryer Street.

No one was home, and crews quickly put out the flames.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

The chief told us the firefighter was picking up a hose and got dizzy.

"It is warmer than usual out for this type of year. We're not accustomed to this warm weather yet. So I don't know if that had anything to do with it. But he's feeling fine. He's conscious and he's feeling ok," said Batt. Chief David Maenhout of the South Bend Fire Department.

The fire started on the first floor and spread to the attic.

Damage is extensive. Firefighters are still looking for what caused the fire.

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