Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A St. Louis Fire Department firefighter suffered injuries battling a blaze in a two-story home Sunday, south of downtown.

Chief Dennis Jenkerson says it happened around noon in the 1100 block of South 13th, “It was a heavy contents fire on the second floor. It flashed on them and caught a couple of firefighters at the top of the steps. They backed down a bit. One firefighter got burned on the neck and forehead. He’s going to be okay.”

Jenkerson says the firefighter was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but a woman who was inside the home when it started, gave KMOX News this account, “I was downstairs cleaning up, and the kids came down and said ‘T.T. we set my mother’s bed on fire.’ I went upstairs to try and put it out, but it was too far gone. So, I called the fire department.”

Firefighters say all six occupants got out safely.

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  1. Rory Caldwell says:

    Must not have been a very good firefighter

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