ST. LOUIS ( – A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in the Shaw neighborhood early Thursday morning.

Fire crews were in the 4250 block of Botanical Avenue battling a fire around 7 a.m. when one firefighter fell through the third floor and onto the second, officials told News 4.

Botanical Ave fire

Firefighters at a building in the 4250 block of Botanical Avenue Thursday morning.

The firefighter was treated at hospital and was released. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The building was vacant when the fire began.

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