Monday, March 12, 2012

Two firefighters injured while battling fire


Two firefighters from the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department were injured while battling a fire this morning at 3018 N. 43rd Street.

The fire was reported to the KCKFD at 9:21 a.m. Monday morning.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a one-story wood structure on fire. Everyone inside the home had evacuated by the time personnel arrived.

According to KCKFD Battalion Chief Craig Duke, one firefighter injured himself after falling through a trap door, while another was injured after assisting the fire firefighter.

“During firefighting activities, two firefighters were injured,” Duke said. “One firefighter was injured (knee injury) when a trap door to the basement gave way and the firefighter fell through the trap door. Another firefighter was injured (back injury) when assisting the firefighter who fell through the trap door.”

Both injuries were described as non-threatening.

As for damage, the fire caused $50,000 worth of property damage.

The American Red Cross was called out to assists two adults and one child on the scene.