St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jun. 25—ST. LOUIS — Three St. Louis firefighters were injured during a vacant house fire Thursday in the city’s Greater Ville neighborhood.
Two firefighters fell through a floor, and a third was hurt while helping one of the others. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
4000blk of E. Palm – Vacant two story brick dwelling; smoke showing from the second floor. One line deployed. Primary search underway. #STLCity— St. Louis Fire Dept (@STLFireDept) June 24, 2021
Truck 10 is first due.
Battalion 1 is in Command. pic.twitter.com/ympISjYftY
The fire started around 3 p.m. in the 4000 block of Palm Street.
The first injured firefighter fell through the second floor to the first but refused medical treatment.
The second fell through a different part of the second floor but was pulled up by his harness, Mosby said. The firefighter who fell through the floor injured his lower leg and back; the one who helped him up hurt his shoulder.
The fire was extinguished around 4 p.m. It was deemed suspicious, Mosby said, and police are investigating.
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