2 St. Louis firefighters injured when building partially collapses
One of the firefighters was hospitalized after becoming trapped
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. LOUIS — Two firefighters were injured Sunday when a building on fire partially collapsed, according to the St. Louis Fire Department.
One of the firefighters was treated at a local hospital and released before 11 a.m. Sunday, said Capt. Garon Mosby, public information officer for the department.
"It took a great effort to ... lift the roof just enough to free him," Mosby said. The firefighter is "a little bruised and going to be a little sore."
The other was treated and didn't need to be taken to a hospital.
Firefighters were checking whether anyone was inside the vacant home in the 4100 block of Kennerly when a wall collapsed on the front porch, said Mosby.
A video posted to Twitter at 7 a.m., after the wall collapsed, showed fire coming through the roof of the building, and an aerial hose spraying through the front window.
Mosby said the cause of the fire is uncertain.
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Battalion 5 reports: Defensive operations ongoing. Two aerial waterways and a hand line deployed. Exposure building on Side B, #fire extension to the roof; extinguished. #STLCity pic.twitter.com/fTfwJkDvy6— St. Louis Fire Dept (@STLFireDept) May 16, 2021
Close call this morning. Heavy #fire showing in a vacant two story brick building with an initial report of possible persons trapped.— Garon Patrick Mosby (@GaronMosby) May 16, 2021
Firefighters taking a quick look/listen for persons in peril, when a partial parapet wall collapsed, pinning a firefighter underneath. 1/2 https://t.co/OblmfpKa1Y pic.twitter.com/RajJKp3t8Y