Fireman falls while fighting chimney fire

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A home caught fire Wednesday evening in southeast Charlotte according to Charlotte Fire Department.

Officials responded to the 700 block of Mattingwood Dr with visible flames from the roof upon arrival. The fire was controlled by 23 firefighters in 10 minutes. 

A fireman fell while fighting the fire when a rafter broke and had to be rescued by other firemen but he is expected to be ok.

The family was home during the fire and will be staying with a family member.

It is unclear how severe the damages are to the home. This fire is under investigation.