Firefighter Falls Through Floor In St. Paul House Fire

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A firefighter was injured when he fell through a floor responding to a fire inside a St. Paul home, according to fire officials.

On Monday just after 8 a.m., firefighters responded to the fire located at 1456 St. Albans St. N. When they arrived, smoke and flames were seen coming from the front of the 1.5-story single family house.

Fire crews then began attacking the flames while a search and rescue crew went inside to check for occupants.

Almost immediately, one of the firefighters who entered the home fell through a hole in the floor and into the basement, where the fire originated.

The firefighter was soon rescued by his colleagues and treated on scene for burns to the leg. He was then transported to Regions Hospital, and is expected to be released later Monday.

Two other firefighters were also transported to Regions for evaluation of possible smoke inhalation.

The fire was quickly extinguished and investigators are working to determine a cause.

The residents of the home were away on vacation at the time of the fire.

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  1. Mel says:

    So scary. Thank you to all the firefighters who risk their lives everyday to save people and homes. Also, thank you to the firefighters’ families who lose sleep and sometimes more. So glad this firefighter survived.

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