July 14, 2013

Media Advisory

Marshfield Fire Chief to issue statement at 7 p.m.

Marshfield Fire Chief Michael Taylor will issue a statement tonight at 7 p.m. at the Marshfield Fire Department, 521 S. Prairie Lane in Marshfield.

A third firefighter involved in a blaze in Niangua– this one from Niangua - was admitted to a local hospital last night for observation after a house fire Saturday, July 13 at 577 Hospitality Road resulted in the injuries of two Marshfield firefighters.

A second Marshfield firefighter, also admitted to the hospital yesterday, continues to be listed in critical condition in the Mercy Burn Unit with severe burns. A third firefighter was treated and released from the emergency room.

No names are being released at this time. The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate.

Media inquiries on this are being handled by the Springfield Fire Department. Media contacts are Assistant Chief Dave Pennington: 417-864-1530 and Cara Erwin, Fire and Life Safety Educator, at 417-619-7592.