COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Columbia firefighter was injured in a house fire on Lindell drive overnight on Saturday.
The Columbia fire department responded to the 100 block of Lindell drive and found the house on fire with people and animals trapped inside.
Crews began an aggressive fire attack on the interior of the home and continued rescue operations. While battling the fire, due to the heat and flames, one firefighter was injured and sustained second degree burns. They were transported by ambulance to the University of Missouri Columbia’s George D. Peak Memorial Burn and Wound Center for treatment of injuries. The firefighter was treated and released.
Crews determined the occupants of the residence had made it safely outside of the building.
Fire crews located the two cats inside, both were found unresponsive. crews were able to resuscitate one pet by providing CPR and oxygen therapy. The second pet was determined to be deceased.
The was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes.
The damage is estimated at $275,000. Fire marshals determined smoke alarms alerted the occupants to the fire.
The Columbia Fire Department reminds residents that smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms should be placed on every level of your home and outside of places where people sleep.