A Baltimore City firefighter was injured while fighting a fire in a vacant two-story home in East Baltimore late Sunday night after falling through the floor of one of the home's stories, according to a fire department spokesman.
Fire crews were first called to the blaze in the 1300 block of North Washington Street about 11:20 p.m., said Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman.
As firefighters began knocking down the flames, one firefighter fell through the flooring of one of the stories, Cartwright said.
He suffered abrasions to his hand, arm and leg, and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Maryland Shock Trauma for precautionary reasons, Cartwright said.
"He was discharged shortly thereafter," Cartwright said.
Cartwright said he did not know which floor, the second or the first, the firefighter had fallen through, but the information he had did not indicate the firefighter had fallen through the vacant building's roof. The firefighter, who was not identified, fell one story, Cartwright said.
Firefighters were on the scene of the fire for about 30 minutes, Cartwright said.
There were no other injuries, he said, and the cause of the blaze is unknown.