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St. Louis firefighter injured when floor collapses in vacant building

St. Louis firefighter injured when floor collapses in vacant building

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Firefighter injured while fighting an abandoned house fire

Two St. Louis firefighters knock out the last of a house fire on Minerva Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. A firefighter was injured when he fell through the second floor while fighting the fire. He was taken to a hospital with contusions and possible fractured ribs. The fire was in an abandoned house. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Updated at 8 p.m. with with the injured firefighter's condition.

ST. LOUIS • A firefighter was injured when the floor collapsed while St. Louis firefighters were responding to a building fire in the 5000 block of Minerva Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The injured firefighter has been released from the hospital but will not return to work for the rest of the evening, fire officials said.

Firefighters were on the second and top floors of an abandoned three-story building when the floor collapsed. Firefighters evacuated the building following the collapse. No other people were found inside the building, officials said. 

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