In Kansas City, two firefighters suffered minor injuries while fighting a vacant house fire in Bonner Springs County.
On October 21, 2012 at approximately 11:50 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire that ignited in the 400 block of North 118th Street in Bonner Springs.
When the firefighters arrived to the vacant house it was fully inflamed. The one-story home was unstable and collapsing in on itself. The firefighters took the initiative and an additional pumper was dispatched to help prevent the fire from spreading into the woods.
Shortly later, the property owner arrived and told the Kansas City firefighters that the house had a Bonner Springs address. The Bonner Springs Fire Department responded to investigate the cause of the fire.
One firefighter suffered injuries when struck on the neck by falling debris inside the home. The other firefighter suffered a knee injury while picking up a fire hose during the cleanup.
Both firefighters were taken to a hospital, where they were evaluated and released.
The fire caused an estimated $45,000 in damages to the house.
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