Independence Firefighter Injured While Battling House Fire

An Independence firefighter was injured while battling a house fire early Wednesday.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says the fire broke out at 1790 Otterville Boulevard northwest of Independence shortly before 2:30 am. A deputy who was the first to respond to the scene said the house was fully engulfed within a few minutes of the call.

An ambulance was called for the firefighter around 5 am. No one else was hurt in the fire.

Several fire departments responded to the scene. The house is considered to be a total loss. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.