Firefighter injured at house fire

A Gladstone firefighter broke her ankle battling a fire in the 7000 block of N. Highland Court overnight.

Residents discovered the fire, called 911 and evacuated safely about 11:40 p.m. The firefighter was hurt when she stepped into a hole in the yard.

The fire began in a wall between a patio room and the house, said Sgt. Richard King, spokesman for Gladstone Public Safety. The exact cause was not yet known, but King said it was accidental in nature.

Damage and loss from the fire was estimated at $15,000.