BUTTE — A Butte firefighter was injured while fighting a house fire at 1621 Yale Street on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Butte Fire Marshal Zac Osborne told MTN Sunday afternoon, "There was a captain of the Butte Fire Dept that was crushed by a partial collapse of a structure during an early morning structure fire in the 1600 block of Yale."
Captain Brant Bristol was injured when a roof collapsed on him. Bristol was taken by air ambulance to Missoula with a broken back.
Officials say the surgery on Bristol's injuries was successful, but he "faces a long recovery."
The cause of the fire is still being investigate. We will update you if we get more information.
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