A firefighter was injured while fighting a blaze in Mississippi and officials are currently looking into equipment failure as the reason for the 28-year-old man’s injuries.
As a result of the incident, three firefighters were injured, two suffered minor injuries and one suffered serious injuries. The 28-year-old man suffered burns to his face and chest as well as smoke inhalation.
The fire occurred at a home on N. West Street and officials said that the firefighters followed the correct procedure when battling it. After the incident, an email was sent to the fire chief in order to discuss the possibility that the injuries were caused because of a failure in equipment. It was said that it was extremely hot while they were in the room and the turnout gear may have become dehydrated. A thorough investigation is underway at this time.
Our thoughts are with the victims as they recover.