LAGRANGE: Community rallies around injured firefighters

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Crew members of the six injured LaGrange firefighters returned to work Wednesday. The city honored them with a lunch. 

Meanwhile, the four of six firefighters who sustained severe burn injuries are still hospitalized in Atlanta. Pete Trujillo and Jordan Avera received second-degree burns. Jonathan Williamson and Josh Williams sustained third-degree burns. Two firefighters, Jim Ormsby and Sean Guerrero received minor injuries and were treated and released in LaGrange. Those firefighters were injured when fighting a fire in the 300-block of Revis Street around 2:40 a.m. on Labor Day. 

A flash occurred sending the heat to an estimated 1200 degrees. A GoFundMe account has been established for the firefighters by a family friend. City leaders have confirmed this account is legitimate. The money raised will be distributed among all four firefighters. Here is the link:

If you’d like to send cards and well wishes to the firefighters, you have two options: 

  1. You can drop them by the City of LaGrange City Hall on Ridley Avenue in care of Dionsenn. Those will be delivered to the firefighters on Friday.
  2. Cards may also be sent to the Lagrange Fire Department at 115 west hill street.

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