Fire that injured 6 Mo. firefighters ruled to be arson

An explosion caused six firefighters to sustain moderate to severe burns and cuts from flying debris while battling a house fire


By Associated Press

VIENNA, Mo. — Authorities say a fire in central Missouri that injured six volunteer firefighters was intentionally set.

KRCG reports Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said investigators determined the fire last Friday at a home near Vienna was arson.

While firefighters battled a house fire, an explosion occurred, injuring six firefighters. (Photo/Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District)
While firefighters battled a house fire, an explosion occurred, injuring six firefighters. (Photo/Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District)

The Vienna Fire Department said an explosion occurred while firefighters battled the blaze.

The six firefighters suffered moderate to severe burns and cuts from flying debris.

All the firefighters have since been released from the hospital.

 

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