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St. Louis firefighter in stable condition after falling through roof

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A St. Louis firefighter is in stable condition after falling through a roof in the 2700 block of Bacon on Sunday. (Credit: KMOV) A St. Louis firefighter is in stable condition after falling through a roof in the 2700 block of Bacon on Sunday. (Credit: KMOV)

A St. Louis firefighter is in stable condition after falling through a roof on Sunday. 

The incident began when fire crews were called to a roof fire at a building in the 2700 block of Bacon. While at the scene, one fire captain fell through the roof and was taken to a local hospital. 

There were three other officers on the roof with him at the time and say he was shoulder-deep in flames. They were able to rescue him in a matter of seconds.

Preliminary findings say the fire may have been caused by roofers using a torch. 

He is recovering in a hospital from 2nd degree burns and smoke inhalation. "Second degree burns, usually you recover fully, so there shouldn't be any permanent scarring. If it gets worse than that then you deal with some lasting effects, but we expect him to make a full recovery," said Garon Mosby, St. Louis Fire Department Captain, "He'll have some down time to heal and then he'll be right back in the saddle. We get back on the horse, that's what we do."

Captain Mosby says he expects the injured fire fighter to stay in the hospital overnight, but hopefully will be released by Monday. Once he returns to work, he will not be fighting any fires again for at least two weeks to recover. 

The fire department is calling the three other officers who saved the Captain, "heroes."

The fire department is not releasing the name or photo of the Captain until he is released from the hospital.

No other information is available at this time. 

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