LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) —  A firefighter suffered second degree burns to his ears, neck and knees Sunday while battling a house fire in Long Beach.

Paramedics rushed the firefighter to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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He was then transferred to the Southern California Regional Burn Center, where he was treated and released, according to a department statement.

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Firefighters had been dispatched at approximately 6 a.m. to the house fire in the 2400 block of Roswell Avenue, where the occupant of the home and his dog were able to escape without injury, according to the statement.

A cause of the fire and damage estimates were under investigation.

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