- Associated Press - Sunday, January 8, 2017

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - A firefighter is recovering from a neck injury after a piece of dry wall fell on him during a house fire.

Palm Bay Fire officials say the fire broke out Sunday afternoon in an empty house. The flames were so intense that a portion of the roof collapsed as firefighters worked to control the flames.

The unidentified firefighter was taken to the hospital. His condition was not known.

Florida Today (https://tinyurl.com/jfytl2g) reports the house was destroyed by the fire. It’s unclear was started the blaze.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com


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