Orland Park house fire leaves firefighter injured

An Orland Park firefighter was injured in a house fire early Tuesday morning. 

The residents of the home in the 14700 block of Holly Court were awakened by their smoke alarms at 3:30 a.m.

One of the occupants was able to escape out the back of the home while the other had to crawl out the front due to an injury from the fire. 

A firefighter was working to put out the blaze in the back of the home when they were injured. The first responder was taken to Silver Cross Hospital.

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Orland Park home catches fire. (Orlando Fire Protection District)

"Every day, every week, every month and every year, 24-7, our firefighters put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of our residents," Orland Park Protection District Board President John Brudnak said.

The fire was brought under control after about 20 minutes. The firefighter who was taken to Silver Cross Hospital was released without major injuries.

Video from the scene shows a charred car in the front driveway with blown-out windows. Officials say the car must have exploded.

A family member of the homeowners said everything in the home was lost, including one of the victim's extensive guitar collection. 

The couple also wanted the public to know that smoke detectors save lives. 

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.