SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - One man has died and a firefighter was taken to a local hospital as the result of a house fire at Fort Avenue and Walnut Street.
City officials confirm Ronald G. Moore, Jr., 39, died as the result of the fire. Moore was on the second floor when fire crews arrived and saw heavy smoke and fire, a press release said.
Firefighters were called to the house fire in the 1300 block of West Walnut Street, just west of the downtown area in Springfield, about 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Two people were home when the fire started. Officials say one person jumped from a second floor window to escape the flames.