ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – One firefighter, and two people who were staying in a vacant building, were injured in separate overnight fires in St. Louis.
Fire Department Captain Gregg Favre tells KMOX the firefighter was hurt while battling what was a raging fire in a home at East Carter and Fair, “It was a minor injury, a burn, that happened during a firefighting operation.”
Favre says the firefighter was treated on the scene and returned to work.
The fire apparently started in the basement at about 5:30 am. Flames engulfed the basement and both floors of the two-story home. Favre says smoke alarms alerted the man who lived there, and he was able to get out on his own before firefighters arrived on the scene. Investigators are trying to determine the cause.
Two people suffered minor injuries late Thursday night when fire engulfed a vacant building in the 1400 block of Madison. Favre says, “(they suffered) minor smoke inhalation injuries which were treated on the scene by St. Louis paramedics and then they were transported to a local hospital for further observation.” It’s not clear what they were doing in the building.
The cause of that fire is also under investigation.