Firefighter injured while battling blaze in Hamilton Heights neighborhood


ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis firefighter is in the hospital recovering from smoke inhalation after battling a fire in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood Monday night.

The firefighter was battling a fire in a vacant building on Ridge Avenue at Hamilton Avenue just before midnight.

Firefighters evacuated everyone from a building next door as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

FOX 2’s Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Jason Maxwell was at the scene.

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