An Oconto man was injured after a fire broke out Wednesday at his residence in the city of Oconto.
The Oconto Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched at about 11:52 a.m. to 445 Jefferson St., for a report of a burning structure with smoke and flames visible.
Crews found smoke coming from the eaves and gable vents and a visible fire in a window of the one-story, wood-frame home. The man, the lone occupant, was already outside.
Firefighters knocked down the fire through a broken kitchen window. They encountered zero visibility caused by heavy smoke when they entered the house.
The man was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained while attempting to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire in the home remains under investigation.
Fire Chief John Reed said the man declined assistance from the Red Cross, saying he had a place to go.