Firefighter dies after walkway collapses at Mizzou apartments

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by Elizabeth Eisele / KMOV Staff | @ElizEisele

KMOV.com

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 23 at 12:07 AM

(KMOV.com) -- A Columbia, Missouri, firefighter is dead after part of a building collapsed early Saturday morning on the University of Missouri’s campus.

Crews responded to University Village Apartments where they said the second story walkway crumbled to the ground. Witnesses reported they saw Lieutenant Bruce Britt fall as he tried to help students evacuate.

The incident happened around 4 a.m.

Authorities confirm Britt was a 23 year veteran of the Columbia Fire Department. 

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