Funeral arrangements announced for Columbia firefighter

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KSDK) – Funeral services will be held on Thursday for the firefighter who was killed while helping evacuate a University of Missouri-run apartment complex.

The 23-year veteran of the Columbia Fire Department has been identified as Bruce Britt. Lieutenant Britt was part of the hazardous materials team and technical rescue team.

Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Crossing Church on 3615 Southland Dr.

Firefighters were called to the University Village Apartments just after 4 a.m. on Saturday. No residents were injured, but a witness said he saw Britt fall while walking on part of the balcony that was hanging down.

Residents were told it could be hours or even days before they could retrieve their belongings from the building.


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