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St. Louis firefighter suffers second-degree burns while battling blaze

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Scene during fire on Theodosia and Hodiamont  (Credit: KMOV) Scene during fire on Theodosia and Hodiamont (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis firefighter suffered second-degree burns while battling a blaze.

The firefighter was helping to extinguish a fire at a home on Theodosia and Hodiamont around 9:30 a.m.  Tuesday when he sustained the burns on his neck.

The firefighter was treated at the scene, but will be on light duty for a weeks, according to fire officials.

The building where the fire occurred was reportedly vacant, but firefighters said there were reports that homeless people may have been inside so they entered it.

No other details have been released.

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