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St. Charles firefighter hospitalized after vehicle fire, explosion

ST. CHARLES, MO- Late Wednesday night, the St. Charles Fire Department announced that a firefighter suffered second and third-degree burns to his hands and burns to his face while putting out a vehicle fire.

In a Facebook post, the department said the incident happened near the intersection of Highways J and H. According to initial reports, a vehicle door was blown 60 feet as a result of an explosion on the scene. The cause is still under investigation.

The unidentified firefighter is being kept overnight at a hospital for observation.