UPDATE: Six firefighters injured after battling large house fire in LaGrange
LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) – LaGrange officials are investigating a terrible house fire that injured a total of six firefighters.
The fire took place in the 300 block of Revis Street early Monday morning at 2:50 a.m.
A family of six, two adults and four children, were home at the time and were able to get out safely. However, the home is a total loss.
According to the City of Lagrange, four of the LaGrange firefighters sustained non-life threatening burn injuries and were taken to Grady Hospital in Atlanta.
The other firefighter suffered for smoke inhalation. The injury of the sixth firefighter has not been released.
Officials say they fought a 1,200-degree fire and had to jump out of windows. One crew was fighting the fire, the other was conducting a search. The fire burnt a hose in half causing the hose to flash on the firefighters.
"Today is a sad day for the City of LaGrange family. This fire severely wounded four of our brave firefighters," said LaGrange City Manager Meg Kelsey. "When I visited each of the firefighters in Atlanta I was amazed at the upbeat and positive attitudes of these men and their families. I urge you to keep the Avera, Williams, Williamson and Trujillo families in your prayers."
Here are the names of the firefighters who were injured:
3rd-degree burn victims:
- Josh Williams
- Jonathan Williamson
2nd-degree burn victims:
- Jordan Avera
- Pete Trujilo
Treated and released:
- Jim Ormsby
- Sean Guerrero
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The City of Lagrange is gathering together praying for the firefighters.
The spokesperson for the City of Lagrange says this is the first time an incident involving several firefighters has happened in LaGrange.
News Leader 9 is headed to the scene.
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