Pictures: house fire in west Springfield Thursday; 2 badly burned
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers rushed to a home on West Mount Vernon Street after a report of a fire.
Emergency responders found two people with third-degree burns over most of their bodies in the yard outside the home. They also found three children nearby. They suffered smoke inhalation. The fire was reported at 2 p.m. near Lafontaine Avenue, a couple of blocks west of Kansas Expressway. The smoke from the fire was visible several miles away.