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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis fire captain has died after sustaining injuries fighting a fire in the early morning hours of July 5.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reports that the fire department says Capt. John Kemper died Wednesday. He was 59.

Kemper didn't suffer any burns. He was admitted to the hospital with what was believed to be a shoulder injury.

Department spokesman Capt. Garon Mosby said Wednesday that the longtime firefighter was released from the hospital on Friday. Kemper hadn't been cleared to return to work.

He was at home when he died. The department didn't disclose the cause of death but called it a "line of duty death" in a news release. Firefighters had been busy over the holiday, with the department responding to 14 blazes.


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