WEST WILLIAMSON — One man was injured as firefighters battled a house fire Thursday morning in West Williamson.

The Williamson Fire Department was called out shortly after 11:15 a.m. to a structure fire at 1520 West 4th Ave.

The wood-frame home was close to two adjacent homes. Flames were seen shooting out of the windows of the house when firefighters arrived. They attacked the blaze from both the 4th Avenue side and in the back alley of the home.

The injured man was identified as Morris Adkins. He was transported from the scene by STAT Ambulance paramedics. No information on his injuries was available as of press time. One witness said Adkins received some burns.

The home was close to the Cantrell Apartments.

The blaze was quickly brought under control by the WFD, which used two pumper trucks and 10 firefighters.

The Chattaroy Volunteer Fire Department brought a truck and about five firefighters to assist with manpower, and several Williamson Police Department officers assisted at the scene.

Traffic was blocked for a time on 4th Avenue. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Kyle Lovern is the editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at 304-236-3526 or at klovern@HDMediaLLC.com.