Two Kan. Firefighters Hurt in Fall Through Floor at Fire

March 26, 2013
A Kansas City firefighter hurt his neck and back and a second suffered a knee injury when the two fell through a floor battling a vacant house fire.

March 25--Two Kansas City, Kan., firefighters were injured this morning while battling a fire at a vacant house.

Firefighters were dispatched just before 10 a.m. to the 1800 block of Minnesota Avenue. The first units on the scene reported flames coming from a two-story residence.

One firefighter suffered a knee injury, and the other hurt his back and neck after they fell through a lower-level floor. Around 10:30 a.m., all firefighters were ordered to evacuate the inside of the house because of the danger of a collapse.

Officials estimated damaged to the home at $30,000 and said the cause was under investigation.

Tony Rizzo, [email protected]

Copyright 2013 - The Kansas City Star

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