4 firefighters injured after house fire near Sikeston

4 firefighters injured when roof collapses during Sikeston house fire

SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Four Sikeston firefighters were injured after a roof collapsed on top of them while battling a house fire Friday night.

Firefighters from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a house on fire at 105 Bohannon Drive at 5:37 p.m. on Friday, January 24.

They were assisted by the Scott County Rural Fire Department, South Scott County Ambulance District and the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

Once firefighters arrived at the burning home, flames were found on the roof near the back of the home.

Firefighters went inside to fight the blaze. Moments later, the roof then collapsed and injured the four firefighters.

Scott County Rural Fire Department, South Scott County Ambulance District and Scott County Sheriff's Office assisted Sikeston DPS with the house fire.
Scott County Rural Fire Department, South Scott County Ambulance District and Scott County Sheriff's Office assisted Sikeston DPS with the house fire. (Source: Photo source; Sikeston DPS)

Those injured firefighters were taken to are hospitals for treatment.

Two of the officers sustained minor injuries from the heavy debris, while another broke his hand. The fourth firefighter was kept overnight to monitor his injuries.

All of the firefighters are expected to recover from the injuries.

Other firefighters that were on scene said their training helped them get the injured firefighters out before anything else could happen.

“We talk to our guys all the time about being up to date on their training and this was a good example of our guys being up to date on their training, even though things got out of hand fast, everyone reacted appropriately and didn’t make the situation worse,” said Sikeston DPS Fire Marshal Zak Haskins.

The home was not occupied at the time of the fire and the fire marshal said the fire was not suspicious.

4 firefighters from Sikeston were injured after a roof collapsed while battling a house fire near Sikeston Friday night.
4 firefighters from Sikeston were injured after a roof collapsed while battling a house fire near Sikeston Friday night. (Source: Photo source; Sikeston DPS)

Dozens of people showed up on Saturday to help clean up at the house.

Sikeston DPS thanked the assisting agencies for their help with this incident.

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