Furnace fire injures employee at MetalTek in Pevely

(Pevely) A furnace fire at MetalTek in Pevely sent an employee to the hospital after being injured during the incident.

Fire crews received the call shortly before 1am on December 1st and according to Dunklin Fire Protection District Chief Brad Williams, when they arrived on scene they observed smoke billowing from the rear of the structure.

The employee was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for treatment.

The severity of the injuries or the current condition of the employee is unknown at this time.

The fire is not considered suspicious.