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Firefighter burned after building collapses during fire in Spring, officials say

One firefighter was injured with minor burns and taken to the hospital where he's expected to make a full recovery, officials said.

SPRING, Texas — A firefighter was burned after a 3-story office building at a construction site in Spring collapsed.

Multiple agencies battled the huge fire Monday evening along the North Freeway near Rayford Road.

The South County Professional Fire Fighters Association said it was reported at about 7:45 p.m. that heavy flames were coming from the second and third stories of the building. 

Photos show the building fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters made it to the scene. The building then collapsed, officials said.

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"The incident commander declared it a defensive fire, so we did not put any crews inside the fire," South Montgomery County Battalion Chief Nathan Huffman said.

One firefighter was injured with minor burns while battling the flames. Huffman said he was taken to Memorial Hermann and is expected to make a full recovery.

The fire also caused significant damage to a nearby business and a fire truck. Officials are now investigating what sparked the flames.

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