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Firefighter injured during house fire

by L.A. Story
Mar 20, 2017 | 1595 views | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Biggersville firefighter received minor injuries after a portion of wall collapsed during salvage operations after a Kossuth structure fire Sunday afternoon.

A press release from Biggersville Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Jonathan Rider advised that fireman Bradley Kershaw of Corinth was helping to retrieve family photos from inside the house when a wall portion collapsed “striking Kershaw on the left arm, causing first and second degree burns.”

The structure fire was a residence located at 30 County Road 627 and has been identified as the home of David Green. Chief Adrian Hodum of the Kossuth Fire Department said the KFD was called out to the fire at about 4:05 p.m. Sunday and he said the structure was already fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene.

Rider said Biggersville Fire & Rescue was dispatched around 4:19 p.m. in response to a request for more manpower and water to assist Kossuth Fire Department.

After the fire had been brought under control, the firefighters on the scene began the salvage and overhaul portion of the fire ground operations and this is when Kershaw’s injury occurred.

Kershaw was attended on the scene by a Kossuth Firefighter/EMT and transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center for evaluation. He was released Sunday evening after treatment.

Firefighter Kershaw is a Mississippi Certified Level II Firefighter with an outstanding record of professionalism and has served the Biggersville community since 2014, Rider said.

Hodum said the homeowner was working in the yard when he noticed the house was on fire Sunday and the cause of the fire is not known.

Rider wished to than the volunteer firefighters who battled the blaze from Kossuth Fire Department, Wenasoga Fire Department, and Southwest Fire Department, and to personnel from Alcorn County Electric, and the dispatchers of Alcorn E-911.

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