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Atlanta Firefighter injured in Tuesday morning fire

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta firefighter was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital after he was burned fighting a house fire on Collier Drive in southwest Atlanta.

Capt. Alfredo Sealy said crews arrived and aggressively started battling the blaze inside the brick one-story home. But within five to 10 minutes, the fire had spread to the entire structure, and they were forced to go into defensive mode. They were able to keep the fire from spreading to surrounding homes.


One firefighter, identified as Capt. Scott Seely, was burned on the back of his neck and was hospitalized. Capt. Sealy said Seely's injury appeared to be minor. By Tuesday afternoon, he had been released from the hospital and was back at the station "filling out paperwork," Sealy said. He was expected to take a few days off, Sealy said.

The home was occupied, but no one was home this morning when the fire started. Sealy noted there is no gas or electricity currently hooked up to the home, so the occupants were living there without working utilities. Investigators are still looking into what started the fire.