Firefighting News: Illinois Firefighter' Close Call at Restaurant Fire

02/24/2013
Roberts (IL) firefighter Rick Flessner said that he was "just glad to be here" after a close call at a restaurant fire, reports The News-Gazette. An estimated 30 firefighters from three area departments responded to a fire at Bubba's Bar and Grill. No one was inside the bar as it had closed at 10:30 the night prior. As firefighters started battling the fire inside the building, Flessner fell through weakened flooring on the bar's first floor and into the basement, Boundy said. "We had just entered to do some fire suppression -- to pull down ceilings so we could see if there was fire in the ceilings," Flessner said. "And we sounded the floor when we went in. I ...

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