Firefighter Injured While Battling House Fire

A volunteer Lincoln County firefighter is back on the job after being injured in a late Thursday night fire.

Firefighter Kasey Walls fell through the floor while fighting the fire at a home on Upper Railroad Street in the Moreland Community of Lincoln County.

Amazingly, Walls only cut his hand in the fall.

He went to the hospital, where he got stitches, then came back to fight the fire.

The home is a two-story log cabin.

The family living inside the home wasn't there at the time of the fire.

One of their relatives drove by the home, noticed the fire and called 911.

Firefighters say the inside of the home is gutted.

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  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Dec 28, 2007 at 08:34 AM
    I don't know what the protocols are in Lincoln County, but the scene commander should not have had firefighters doing an interior attack on an empty house. Unless there was credible information that someone was trapped, they shouldn't have been inside and no one gets hurt. After you lose 2 or 3 firefighters (as happened in my department several years ago) you realize that you can do just as good a job from the outside and through the windows on a vacant house as you can inside, and have little risk of someone being hurt. On a side note, good job to Kasey Walls for stepping up to the call and doing what he was told to do, then being brave enough to come back after getting sewn up to keep on fighting it. That's the kind of dedication on volunteer departments that you need to have a great vol fire dept.


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