Illinois Fire Captain Killed, Three Others Injured in Collapse at House Fire

Godfrey Fire Protection District Captain Jacob Ringering (KSDK)

BETHALTO, Ill. (KSDK) — A fire captain was killed and three firefighters were injured after a partial collapse during a house fire in Bethalto, Illinois, Tuesday evening.

The fire was at a home on Culp Lane Tuesday evening. A press release from the Godfrey Fire Protection District said Captain Jacob Ringering suffered serious injuries when part of the building collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The release said three other firefighter were injured. Two have been treated and released while one is in stable condition at a St. Louis hospital.

Additional:
Firefighter killed fighting Bethalto house fire, FOX 2 NOW

Godfrey firefighter killed, three others injured in Bethalto house fire, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Firefighter killed, 3 others injured when house collapses, Belleville News-Democrat
Godfrey fire captain killed in collapse while battling Culp Lane fire in Bethalto, The Telegraph

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