MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A spokesperson from the St. Paul Fire Department tells WCCO that the firefighters who were injured on duty Saturday suffered non-life threatening injuries.
One firefighter returned to work, while the other went home after their shift.READ MORE: MISSING PERSONS: Dustin Sundin
The incident happened on the 1000 block of Bush Avenue in St. Paul Saturday morning, the city’s fire department said in a tweet.
@StPaulFireDept responded to a residential structure fire today at 7:07 AM on the 1000 block of Bush Ave in Saint Paul. 48 firefighters were on scene for approximately 4 hrs. Two firefighters were injured at the fire. The fire is under investigation but presumed to be accidental. pic.twitter.com/k8Yq4p1YVnREAD MORE: Scandia Man Charged In Overdose Death Of Chisago County Jail Inmate
— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) October 26, 2019
Forty-eight firefighters were on scene for about four hours beginning just after 7 a.m., the department said.MORE NEWS: 'We Cannot Let This Be A Tragic, Lost Opportunity': Ben Crump Urges Lawmakers Not To Give Up On George Floyd Justice In Policing Act
The department said the fire, although under investigation, is determined to be likely accidental.