By Sam Clancy, KSDK:
A High Ridge, Missouri, firefighter suffered serious injuries Sunday morning while searching a home after a house fire.
According to a release from the High Ridge Fire Protection District, the firefighter suffered serious injuries when a floor gave out and he fell into the basement. He was rescued by additional crews and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The firefighter was not identified, but the release said his injuries were not life-threatening.
The release said the fire was at a home on the 4200 block of Hickory Lane in House Springs. When firefighters arrived, they did not know if the house was occupied, so the firefighter began a search of the home.
While he was conducting his search, the floor gave out under his feet and he fell into the basement.
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