Six firefighters severely injured in Georgia house fire

Georgia News
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Six firefighters were injured, four of them severely burned, while fighting a house fire in LaGrange on Monday. 

Officials have identified the firefighters injured as Josh Williams, Jonathan Williamson, Pete Trujillo and Jordan Avera. All are in stable condition.

Two other firefighters – Jim Ornsby and Sean Guerrero – received minor injuries.

According to the LaGrange city officials, crews were battling a fire on Revis Street around 2:50 a.m. Monday when the house “flashed over” with fire quickly erupting. 

Firefighters were forced to escape quickly, with some jumping out of windows to escape.

Officials said Trujillo and Avera received second-degree burns related to the fire, while Williamson and Williams sustained third-degree burns. 

“A lady had to pull her ambulance 30 feet right in front of my window cause I was asleep and I saw a man walk up with his hands burning it was honestly weird it was crazy,” said neighbor Mason Wade Dixon.

In addition to the firefighters who were burned, another was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and another received blisters while trying to save his fellow firefighters. 

However, the one person who was at the residence was not injured and made it out safely.

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