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St. Louis Firefighters on way to work reportedly rescue 3 from burning vehicle

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-21 18:35:30-05

ST. LOUIS – Three firefighters who were on their way to work reportedly stopped to rescue three people trapped inside a burning vehicle, despite the fact they did not have any equipment with them.

FOX 13 News sister station FOX 2 Now in St. Louis reports that three St. Louis firefighters were heading to work around 7 a.m. Saturday.

All three were coming from different directions, but they came upon the scene of a crash in North St. Louis where a car had crashed into a stoplight pole and then caught on fire. A female and two males were trapped inside, and two of those people were reportedly on fire.

FOX 2 reports the firefighters enlisted the help of passersby and used things like bricks and car jacks to bust out windows. One firefighter used his fleece jacket to extinguish the flames on the female victim.

The victims were taken to a hospital. The female was in critical condition. A male driver was in serious condition and a male riding in the back seat was listed in stable condition.

The firefighters are identified by FOX 2 as Frank Carter, Licole McKinney and Vincent Smith. Click here for local coverage on this story from FOX 2.