One firefighter was injured and taken to an area hospital Wednesday morning as Akron Fire Department crews battled a two-alarm blaze in a vacant, two-story commercial building in the 1000 block of South Main Street.
The firefighter was treated and released, Akron Fire Capt. Michael Carter said.
Four engines, two ladder trucks, two battalion units, a shift commander and an arson investigator were sent. When the first units arrived five minutes later after several calls, he said, there was heavy smoke and some fire coming from the front of the building.
Carter said firefighters fought the blaze on the first floor and that it extended to the second floor before it was under control in about an hour. There was heavy damage to the first floor. No estimate of overall damage was available.