ATLANTA - A former Macon firefighter has died of injuries sustained fighting a house fire on Thanksgiving night.
Officials said firefighter Steven Solomon died this morning in Grady Memorial Hospital's burn unit.
Solomon had been with the Atlanta Fire Department for about four months. He joined the department after nearly six years with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department.
Atlanta Fire Chief Dennis Rubin called Solomon "a hero" and "one of Atlanta's bravest firefighters."
He was injured fighting a house fire in northwest Atlanta that investigators determined was sparked by an unattended candle left by homeless people staying in the unoccupied house.
Published in The Telegraph on Nov. 29, 2006