MISSOURI LODD UPDATE:
West Peculiar Firefighter Chuck McCormick, 30, was killed in the Line of Duty today.
He was a member of the West Peculiar Fire Protection District for three weeks.
Firefighter Chuck McCormick is survived by his wife and 3 little boys ages 4, 5 and 7.
Fire companies turned out to 23311 Deer Run Road shortly before 1100 hours. Initial reports are that the fire started in a laundry room…it was a working fire upon arrival…the first crew went in, the floor gave way (near the front door) and FF McCormick fell into the basement. He was rescued and transported to Belton Regional Medical Center and later died from his injuries.
The family of the homeowners told media that the fire originated in the laundry room. The homeowner’s girlfriend saw flames coming from the dryer and called 911.
The West Peculiar Fire District is a small fire department with about 10 full time employees. FF Chuck McCormick was one of them. Much more to follow.