By Lexi Cortes, Belleville News-Democrat:
A St. Clair County firefighter was taken to Memorial Hospital West for observation on Saturday because of overexertion after he helped put out a house fire near Belleville, according to the fire chief.
Northwest St. Clair County Fire Protection District Chief Chester Borkowski Jr. said there were no other injuries during the fire because the owners of the house weren’t home at the time.
The name of the firefighter who was transported to the hospital wasn’t released Saturday.
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