Firefighter killed battling Bartelso blaze
BARTELSO, Ill. — Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a firefighter is dead after being struck by a fire truck while working to control a house fire.
Officials with the Sante Fe Fire Protection District say 45-year-old Timothy Jansen had been a volunteer firefighter for about 15 years.
Jansen was injured at the scene of a residential fire in Bartelso (bar-TEL'-soh) on Sunday night. He was rushed to a hospital where he later was pronounced dead.
Bartelso is about 45 miles east of St. Louis.