Late Friday night, Baxter Springs (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Malachi Brown suffered serious injuries in a house fire, reports fourstateshomepage.com.
He has severe third-degree burns over 27% of his body, and is sedated and on a ventilator until Friday at the earliest, according to his wife. She adds that although there has been nothing official it may be December before he gets to leave the hospital.
Cherokee County first responders were alerted to reports of a structure fire at 512 West 14th, with Baxter Springs Fire Department responding and Galena Fire and Columbus Fire providing mutual aid, the report says.
While fighting the fire, Brown sustained injuries and was transported a burn unit. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
Brown’s wife released a statement: