Three firefighters released from hospital following Buffalo fire

Three Buffalo, Iowa firefighters are now home from the hospital following a July 4th fire.

The Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department says crews were dispatched to 301 E. Front Street just before 9:00 PM for a coal mill fire. They said when the first engine arrived, a working fire could be observed. Buffalo fire said it called for assistance from Blue Grass Fire, Montpelier Fire, and Walcott Fire.

According to fire officials, firefighters battled ‘extreme heat’ and three had to be transported to area hospitals. The department said the firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries and released from the hospital early Sunday morning.

“BVFD would like to thank Bluegrass Fire, Montpelier Fire, Walcott Fire, Medic EMS, and Scott Emergancy Communication Center for all the help last night we wouldn’t of been able to do it with out you last night,” wrote Buffalo Fire on Facebook.

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