We regret to pass on to you that a Firefighter-Captain from the Godfery FPD (Madison County, IL near St Louis, MO) has died in the Line of Duty this evening. Initial reports are that one other Firefighter was airlifted out, and others had less serious injuries.
Godfrey Fire Captain Jake Ringering died in the Line of Duty this evening in a structural collapse at that single family dwelling fire. The 2nd Firefighter was airlifted, is seriously injured but expected to survive. The fire occurred this afternoon in Bethalto around 1600 hours.
PHOTOS FROM THE SCENE: https://tinyurl.com/y4zqbth8
Fosterburg, Bethalto, Dorsey, Godfrey, Cottage Hills and Alton Fire Departments were at the scene of the fire with more departments responding to the alarm.
Much more to follow.
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.