London firefighters ‘OK’ after fire injuries

House fire on Main Street at Moren Town Road in London 3-4-20. Photo courtesy of Nita Johnson and The Sentinel Echo

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two firefighters injured Wednesday fighting a house fire on London’s Main Street have been treated and are doing well, fire officials say.

A for your information follow up on the two City of London Firefighters that received injuries while on the fire scene fighting the structure fire on 03/04/2020.

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“The two injuries were minor, both firefighters were treated and released from the emergency room,” the department said in an update.

Firefighter Makenzie Jackson sustained a knee injury while advancing hose into the house to make an interior attack on the fire. She will follow up with an orthopedic physician, according to the department.

Capt. Brandon Wagers sustained a back injury as the results of a slip, trip and fall on the scene while fighting the fire, the department said.

The Sentinel Echo reported the homeowner, Linda Reep, who grew up in the house on Main Street at Moren Town Road, returned home Wednesday morning after being out of town and discovered someone had broken-in and stole her television.

She told the newspaper she went to the store to buy a new TV and when she returned, her home was on fire.

Firefighters say the home was a total loss. The cause is under investigation.

Firefighters from East Bernstadt were called-in to help London City firefighters fight the fire.

Main Street was temporarily closed from 11th Street to 16th Street.  Traffic was diverted at 9th Street and 11th Street.  It reopened around 10:00 p.m., according to emergency dispatchers.

*Note:  The fire scene photo that accompanies this story is courtesy of Nita Johnson and The Sentinel Echo.