LaGrange community raises funds for firefighters injured while battling house fire

LaGrange community raises funds for firefighters injured while battling house fire
Jonathan Williamson was also injured (Source: LPD)
Jonathan Williamson was also injured (Source: LPD)
Pete Trujillo was injured while battling house fire (Source: LPD)
Pete Trujillo was injured while battling house fire (Source: LPD)

LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) – The community is coming together to support the LaGrange firefighters who were injured while battling a large house fire.

On Monday, September 3, officials responded to the fire around 2:50 a.m. in the 300 block of Revis Street.

The crews were battling the fire and due to the fire quickly erupting, firefighters had to jump out of the windows to escape. A total of six firefighters were injured.

Four of the firefighters were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital burn unit due to receiving second and third-degree burns.

The four firefighters who were taken to the hospital were Josh Williams, Jonathan Williamson, Pete Trujillo and Jordan Avera.

Two of the firefighters, Jim Ormsby and Sean Guerrero received minor injuries.

"Most of these men rely on a second job to help provide for their families," the GoFundMe post stated. While they are recovering, they will not be able to work these jobs while their families will bear the burden of extra expenses as they travel back and forth to Atlanta.

The family living in the home was unharmed.

If you would like to donate to their GoFundMe account click here.

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