Local Firefighter Sustains Injuries In Fall


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV) A Twin Falls firefighter is recovering from minor injuries sustained from battling a small structure fire this evening.

At around 5 on Monday evening, fire crews responded to the Free Will Baptist Church on Washington Street South for a call of a bush on fire.

Once on scene, crews were able to extinguish the bush and then proceeded to enter the attic of the church to search for more signs of fire.

It's being reported, that one firefighter then fell through some ceiling tiles and sustained minor injuries.

Josh Palmer is the public information officer for the city of Twin Falls.

"What we know now I that he fell through some ceiling tiles while trying to check that area. We don't believe his injuries are life threatening or very severe... but he is being evaluated right now at Magic Valley Hospital."
Said Palmer.

The name of the firefighter is not being released that this time.

But we are told he is in good condition and is resting comfortably.

As for the fire, the cause was determined to be from a church volunteer attempting to burn off some weeds on the exterior of the building.

The fire department says no investigation will be undertaken and the cost of damage is still to be determined.

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