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A fire damaged a house on Ocean Drive on Sunday evening in the Red Head area of Saint John. (Google)

Three people, including a firefighter, were injured in a house fire on Sunday evening in the Red Head area of Saint John.

Firefighters arrived at the home on Ocean Drive in the Red Head area at about 6:30 p.m. and found heavy fire and smoke in the home's kitchen.

Officials say one firefighter was slightly injured in the fire.

Emergency crews also checked over two people for smoke inhalation and minor burns.

The fire is considered to be accidental, according to fire officials.

The firefighters were able to contain the fire to kitchen area. However, there is smoke and water damage throughout the building.

Repairs will also have to be made to the roof where firefighters cut holes to vent the fire.