ATLANTA -- Atlanta fire officials responded to two fires Thursday, both of which broke out in abandoned buildings at around 1 a.m.
The first fire started in a vacant house on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard at Oliver Street in northwest Atlanta.
A firefighter was injured when he entered the house and fell through a hole in the floor. Atlanta Fire Battalion Chief Stephen Hill said the firefighter fell about 8 feet. He was treated on the scene and returned to work.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Hill said firefighters had to pull plywood off the building before they could enter, leading them to believe it was abandoned.
The second fire broke out in a small one-story structure on Bell Street in downtown Atlanta.
Atlanta Fire Battalion Chief Todd Edwards said this building was also abandoned, and was gutted by flames.
Responding crews found a woman outside the building. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital; the extent of her injuries was not immediately known. Edwards said officials plan to speak with the woman about the fire.
The cause is unknown, but dispatchers said the fire may have been started by a candle.