Two Firefighters Injured in Columbus Warehouse Blaze
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Two Columbus firefighters are recovering after they suffered second degree burns while battling a warehouse fire.
The Columbus Ledger Enquirer reports the injured firefighters were on a loading dock outside the burning warehouse late Friday when an explosion blew them backward.
Fire Chief Jeff Meyer says firefighter Chris Burris was treated for his burns at a Columbus hospital before being released. The chief says firefighter David Smith remained at the Medical Center on Saturday. He not only suffered second degree burns but also was awaiting surgery for a broken ankle.
It took 25 firefighters nearly two hours to bring the fire under control at the former Burnham warehouse, a building that's about a century old. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
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