Altogether, it took almost seven hours from the time of the call for crews to contain and extinguish the fire. "Your adrenaline's running. when it's one of your brothers, your adrenaline is running".
"Most of the fire was located under the stairwell so it compromised the stairs - it burnt the stairs out. We don't know what the outcome is going to be, but we will deal with that whenever that happens", Chief Dyer said.
He said the second firefighter didn't fall, and "with quite a bit of effort and in risky and hard circumstances, was able to rescue the first firefighter from the basement area". They broke windows, using ladders to get to the second floor ones, as well as chainsaws.
Emergency crews arrived to find a house completely on fire. The residents believe the fire may have started with the water heater. By 5 p.m. the fire was under control and crews were cleaning up and moving out of the area.
Four adults were displaced Wednesday by a fire at their home in the 100 block of Horsley Drive in Hampton, according to the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue.
The fire service spokeswoman said: "Instances of re-ignition are infrequent within Herts Fire and Rescue Service".
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
There were no injuries; no one was home at the time, Deputy Fire Marshal Joey Guest said. "We'll probably bring her along with us in Fire Safety Month, when we go to all the schools in town and talk to kids". A dog got out safely, as well.