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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Occupant Seriously Burned in Independence MO House Fire

Independence Fire reports the occupant of a home was critically burned at a house fire Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 2:34 p.m. in the 16900 block of East 4th Street South- and when the first fire crew arrived at 2:39 p.m. they reported "smoke showing from a 1-story- split-level" house.

Shortly afterwards- firefighters reported an occupant was burned: a "68-year-old male with 2nd and 3rd-degree burns" over 30 to 40-percent of his body.

The injured man- whose condition was described as "stable-" was to be transported by AMR-EMS to a local medical trauma center.

The fire is believed to be under control as of this post.... 

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