DeKalb County firefighter suffers injuries while battling apartment fire

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A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling an apartment fire that broke out late Thursday night, according to DeKalb County Fire and Rescue.

Flames tore through a vacant building at the Hidden Villas apartments in Decatur.

WATCH: Report from the scene of the fire

Captain Eric Jackson said the firefighter fell through a top floor and had to be rescued by other crews.

He was taken to the hospital as a precaution and no one else was hurt, according to Jackson.

It took some 45 firefighters and 15 trucks to get the flames under control. Jackson told FOX 5 News the building is a total loss.

Investigators are still trying to determine what started the fire.

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