Firefighters said the home on Verbena Street is "probably a complete loss."
ATLANTA -- An Atlanta firefighter suffered second degree burns in an early morning fire that left a father and son homeless.
Atlanta Fire Captain Shawn Johnson said the family's home on Verbena Street off Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard was enguled when firefighters arrived at 3:48 a.m. Thursday.
"We had heavy involvement," he said. "It's probably a complete loss."
The father and teenage son told firefighters the fire started in a hallway furnace. They were home at the time, but managed to get out safely and are now staying with relatives.
The injured firefighter was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with a burned forehead. No names have been released.