TUG BOAT

St. Louis firefighters aboard Marine Unit Six , battle a fire on the Mary Lynn tug boat on the Mississippi River south of the St. Louis riverfront in St. Louis on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Firefighters were able to save the vessel after a fire broke out in the engine room, spreading to the rest of the boat.Two firefighters left the scene with smoke inhalation. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Two firefighters were injured while fighting a tugboat fire Tuesday morning.

The tugboat was in the Mississippi River near Arsenal and mile marker 176 when a fire started in the engine room around 7 a.m. The fire extended to the second deck. Multiple units with the Marine Unit Rescue Task Force were deployed to the scene.

One firefighter was transported and listed in stable condition. A second firefighter was treated on the scene. Their injuries have not been disclosed.

Tugboat fire

Crews on the tugboat after the fire was put out Tuesday morning.

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