St. Louis firefighters rescued after fall through stairwell

2 years 1 day 21 hours ago Thursday, October 20 2016 Oct 20, 2016 Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:17:38 AM CDT October 20, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis firefighters are apparently OK after falling through the stairwell of a burning home.

Firefighters were called to an unoccupied home in south St. Louis before 7 a.m. Thursday. The two firefighters were inside the home when the stairwell gave in, causing them to fall about 10 feet into the basement. They were rescued and were being evaluated for injuries.

A third firefighter was also hurt after being shocked after coming into contact with live wires. Hospitalization was not required.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, but neighbors reported lightning strikes nearby during an overnight storm.

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