4 firefighters injured in Lullwater Road house fire - CBS46 News

4 firefighters injured in Lullwater Road house fire

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Four Atlanta firefighters were injured during a fire on Lullwater Road NE.

The fire was at a home under renovation according to Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. The historic home built in 1922 had been vacant for nearly 12 years.

Honora Handley and her husband purchased it in December and were supposed to move in this weekend.

"It was our dream home, we had wanted this house for a very long time," said Handley.

Flames broke out shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters entered the structure after knocking down flames. As they worked to extinguish hot spots, a portion of the ceiling collapsed trapping firefighter Clark Glass, according to Atlanta Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Chris Wessels.

"He was trapped under that debris for about ten minutes. We activated our RIT which is our rapid intervention team and it took about three crews of firefighters to get him free, but he was able to come down the ladder under his own power," said Wessels.

Glass suffered burns. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was released April 7.

A second fireman injured his ankle during the attempt to free his fallen crew member. He was treated at a hospital and released.

Two other firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives are on assisting AFD to determine the cause of the fire.

Handley said she and her husband were restoring the house to it's original condition. They were looking forward to raising their three daughters in it.

"Had hopes for each girl to have a bedroom. Had wanted them to come down the majestic staircase in their prom dress," said Handley.

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