One firefighter suffered minor injuries while on the scene of a house fire early Sunday morning, in Lewis. Lewis First-Assistant Fire Chief Tim Pope said the fire appears to have started on the deck of the home.

Pope said a Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy was the first person on the scene. Pope says the firefighter apparently fell in a hole outside of the home. He suffered what were described as “non-life threatening injuries. The home is owned by Doug Bates. Three teens were in the house when the fire broke out. 17-year old Dillion Bates, 15-year old Devan Bates, and their friend, 17-year old Jacob Wetterling. Jacob said the teens had been making Smores in a firepit outside the home at around 1 a.m.

By Ric Hanson KJAN Atlantic