ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A firefighter was injured while cleaning up from a vacant building fire in north St. Louis Thursday morning.
Firefighters were called to the 2500 block of North 23rd Street around 4:30 a.m. after heavy smoke was reported to be coming from the building.
When firefighters arrived, they found a man who had appeared to have been in the building when the fire started. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Officials have not yet determined if the victim lived in, owned the building or was a vagrant.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within an hour. While crews were cleaning up the scene, a firefighter sustained some sort of injury and was taken to a hospital. St. Louis Fire Captain Dan Sutter said the injury appeared to be minor.
The building appeared to be vacant. Authorities said the windows were boarded up.
Officials have not yet determined what caused the fire.