Update: Officials release name of firefighter killed in roof collapse in NW St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO – According to Fox 2 Now, the name of the firefighter who died in a roof collapse on the 5900 block of Cote Brilliante has been released.

Fire crews were called to the scene of a fire at a two-story brick building around noon on Thursday, January 13th. Firefighters put out the flames in the first story. As they made their way to the second story, the fire became too intense and they decided to get out of the structure.

The roof collapsed on two firefighters as they were trying to exit the building. One of the firefighters was injured and the other, St. Louis Benjamin Polson, died.

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