Firefighters battling blaze in Old South End

Firefighters battle a blaze at 810 Western Avenue.

Western Avenue between Langdon Street and Field Avenue has been blocked off while fire crews finish up at the scene of vacant house blaze on Thursday morning.

The home, located at 810 Western Avenue, was a vacant structure, but firefighters had to rescue a man living above a business next door. The man told our reporter at the scene that he was asleep and didn't hear fire crews or his dog barking, so responders cut into his front door to get him out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but there were no injuries.