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Gorin Fireman Injured While Battling Brush Fire in Granger

GRANGER, Mo.- Fire crews from the Scotland County, Clark County and Gorin Fire Departments all responded to a call just after 10 am Monday morning. 

Officials confirmed to KMEM News that the crews responded to a call of a brush fire that had gotten out of control in Granger.  Crews responded and battled the blaze.  Before the fire could be brought under control, an abandoned house in the path of the blaze took significant fire damage.

A Gorin fireman was hurt while battling the fire.  Officials reported that 39-year old Kenneth Hoover was injured when a telephone pole fell on top of him while he was fighting the fire.  Hoover was airlifted by Air Evac helicopter to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries. 

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