Three Hattiesburg firefighters injured

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three Hattiesburg firemen were injured Thursday when a structure collapsed around them while they were fighting a fire.

Just before noon, firefighters responded to a call at 609 John Street. An outbuilding or shed behind the house caught fire, and a portion of the structure fell on the firemen as they were trying to put out the blaze.

Officials say the three were taken to a hospital for observation and later released. They have since returned to work.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

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