Mo. firefighter shot in the foot fighting fire

The loaded gun was located in a dresser drawer and discharged from exposure to heat from the fire


ABC17 News

OSAGE COUNTY, Mo. — An Osage County firefighter was hospitalized after he was shot in the foot.

The accident happened Wednesday in Bonnots Mill when crews were fighting a mobile home fire. The call came in around 7:30 Wednesday morning.

Fire officials said heat is what caused a pistol in a drawer to discharge a bullet from a .380 handgun. Linn Fire Chief Ron Hoffman said the fire started as a grease fire and that the trailer is a total loss.  It is still standing, but it's not salvageable.

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