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Firefighter injured while battling late-night blaze in north St. Louis

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A firefighter suffered multiple injuries after falling while fighting a fire in the 4400 block of Lee around 11 p.m. A firefighter suffered multiple injuries after falling while fighting a fire in the 4400 block of Lee around 11 p.m.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in north St. Louis Thursday night.

The 45-year-old firefighter suffered multiple injuries after falling while fighting a fire in the 4400 block of Lee around 11 p.m. The firefighter did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital, and was treated and released.

The blaze is believed to have started on the back porch before spreading to the kitchen, fire officials said. Once crews arrived to the scene, they were quickly able to control the fire.

According to fire officials, the fire is being investigated as ‘suspicious’ because there was a strong smell of an accelerant coming from the home. Fire investigators and the bomb and arson squad were called to the home to investigate.

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