Firefighter injured in fall through floor of abandoned building

The firefighter fell up to his chest through a hole in the second floor created by a previous fire in the structure


FRESNO, Calif. — A Fresno firefighter sustained injuries to his knees and torso after falling partially through a hole in second-story floor of an abandoned building. The incident came after firefighters knocked down the blaze.

"There was a hole in the floor covered by some sheetrock from a previous fire and one of our fire captains stepped through the sheetrock and went half way through the floor to his chest," said Fresno Fire Chief Chuck Tobias told KFSN-TV.

The firefighter was transported to the hospital; further information on his condition is not available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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