St. Louis Firefighters Injured in Collapse

The firefighters were injured when a wall of a vacant home collapsed while they were checking whether anyone was inside.

Two hurt during look for persons inside

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis firefighters were injured Sunday when part of a burning building collapsed while they were battling the blaze.

St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Capt. Garon Mosby said one of the injured firefighters was treated at a local hospital and released Sunday morning. The other injured firefighter was treated and didn’t need to be taken to the hospital.

The firefighters were injured when a wall of a vacant home collapsed while they were checking whether anyone was inside, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Mosby said it took great effort to lift the roof just enough to free the injured firefighter. Mosby said the firefighter who was treated at the hospital is “a little bruised and going to be a little sore.”

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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