Missouri Firefighter Killed in 'Accident' at Fire Scene

A Neosho, Missouri firefighter died Monday afternoon when an as-yet unreleased accident happened at the scene of a commercial structure fire, local media reported.

KSN-TV 16 reported on its web site Monday night that a fire broke at about 1 p.m. at the 'extremely cramped' building called Ragland Mills, a manufacturer of protein supplements for livestock.

Sometime into the incident, the unidentified firefighter got into a conveyor to get above the flames, the station reported, when the responder was fatally injured. Additional details were not yet available.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal is investigating.

Firehouse.com will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.