Firefighter hospitalized after suffering injury while battling blaze

Firefighter hospitalized after suffering injury while battling blaze

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(KMOV) – A firefighter was hospitalized after suffering an injury while fighting a blaze Wednesday morning.

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 19 at 11:31 AM

Firefighter hospitalized after suffering injury while battling blaze

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(KMOV) – A firefighter was hospitalized after suffering an injury while fighting a blaze Wednesday morning.

According to fire officials, a home in the 3800 block of Indiana in the Marine Villa Neighborhood caught fire around 7:30 a.m. The outside of the home sustained extensive damage from the fire.

The firefighter was injured while advancing the hose and was taken to an area hospital in serious but stable condition.

One person was home at the time of the fire. Officials say both residents of the home will be displaced as a result of the fire.

Firefighters say that the preliminary cause of the fire was cooking.

No other details were immediately available.  

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