Firefighter dies after falling through floor of burning home

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PECULIAR, Mo. (AP/KAKE) -

A Missouri firefighter died Sunday after falling through a floor while battling a house fire.

The fire was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday in the laundry room of a home in Peculiar, Missouri, which is about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) south of Kansas City, Missouri.

Grandview Fire Chief Ron Graham says the firefighter fell through the floor near the front door of the home as firefighters entered the home. The firefighter fell into the basement and was critically hurt.

The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital where he died. Officials identified him as 30-year-old Chuck McCormick.

The family that lives in the home was able to escape before firefighters arrived.

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