Firefighter Suffers Back Injury Battling Blaze

4 years 21 hours 40 minutes ago Wednesday, February 19 2014 Feb 19, 2014 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:38:00 AM CST February 19, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

BONNE TERRE (AP) - An eastern Missouri firefighter is hospitalized after falling onto his back while battling a blaze.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Mo., reports that the fire broke out Tuesday in Bonne Terre in a one-story building that was formerly a business but had been converted into a home. It was vacant at the time of the fire.

Twelve departments responded to the fire, including Park Hills. Authorities say the Park Hills firefighter fell from a ladder onto his back, landing on concrete. He was taken to a St. Louis hospital with fractured bones in his back. He is in stable condition. His name has not been released.

The building was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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