2 St. Louis firefighters injured battling blaze

One of the firefighters suffered a serious eye injury

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — Two St. Louis firefighters were injured in a fire Monday morning in the Lafayette Square neighborhood.

Neither firefighter suffered life-threatening injuries. One had minor burns and the other had a serious eye injury, said fire Capt. Garon Mosby. They were taken to a hospital.

The fire department got a report about 7 a.m. for smoke in the area. They found the fire at 1632 18th Street, a two-story, four-family brick home.

David Kennebrew carried his wife, Anita Pierce Kennebrew, to safety. She had screamed for him as she saw flames going up her bedroom wall, Mosby said.

One of the family's dogs got out safely. Another dog and a cat died in the fire.

The fire started in the Kennebrew apartment and spread to others in the building, Mosby said. It wasn't immediately clear how it began.

Robert Cohen of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.


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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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