Tuesday, December 24, 2013

KCK firefighter hurt while battling fire

By NICK SLOAN, nick@kansascitykansan.com

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- A Kansas City, Kan., firefighter suffered burns to his wrist and ears while battling a fire early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters reported to 329 Troup just after 3:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve.

When arriving, they discovered a fire at the rear of a two-story home. The home was vacant at the time of the fire, which remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

"Primary search confirmed structure was vacant," said Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department PIO Deputy Chief Craig Duke. "The fire was under control within 20 minutes."

About $40,000 worth of damage was reported to the home. 

The injured firefighter is expected to recover.