Firefighter Injured in Kansas City (MO) House Fire

A veteran Kansas City (MO) firefighter was injured during a house fire early Wednesday that involved live electrical lines.

The unidentified 12-year veteran was taken away in an ambulance with lacerations to his eye, according to a report from WDAF (http://bit.ly/IE6Iqp).

A driver called in the fire after reportedly seeing electrical arcing at the property in addition to heat and smoke. The residence was abandoned, and one local claimed there was vandalism at the home.

The house was full involved when firefighters arrived on scene. The bomb and arson unit have been called in to investigate.

Read further details and watch a video at http://bit.ly/IE6Iqp.

For more on utility hazards at fire scenes, consider Electrical Hazards: Is Your Department Prepared?, Construction Concerns: Electrical Service Hazards, and ELECTRICAL HAZARDS WARRANT FIREFIGHTER VIGILANCE.

For more on firefighting in vacant structures, consider Developing Response Guidelines for Fires in Vacant Buildings.

 

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