Investigators say Roanoke fire was intentionally set

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Investigators believe a fire in southeast Roanoke Thursday afternoon was intentionally set.

Fire crews found heavy smoke and flames when they reached the vacant two-story home in the 900 block of Tazewell Avenue.

The house was being remodeled. A firefighter fell through the floor in an area where the flooring had been removed. The floor joists prevented him from falling to the room below.

He was taken to the hospital for observation, but we're told he will be ok.

A firefighter is in the hospital, after working to put out a fire at a two-story home in the 900 block of Tazewell Avenue in Roanoke.

The fire department says the firefighter almost fell through the floor, but is not seriously injured.

The call for the fire came in around 1:20 p.m.

When officers arrived, heavy smoke and flames were visible.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

This is a developing story.