LAGRANGE, Ga. - Four firefighters continue to improve after being injured while battling a house fire in LaGrange on Labor Day.
Firefighter Josh Williams, who suffered third-degree burns, is expected to continue recovering at the Augusta Burn Center for at least another 30 days. He received burns to 30 percent of his body.
Officials said three others, Jonathan Williamson, Pete Trujillo, and Jordan Avera, are recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital. All three have second and third-degree burns.
Two other firefighters, James Ormsby and Sean Guerrero, suffered minor injuries.
The LaGrange Fire Department responded to the call at 2:50 a.m. Monday to the home in the 300 block of Revis Street. Deputy Fire Chief Brant said the fire flashed on the firefighters, creating a dangerous situation.
"The temperatures reached well above 1200 degrees inside the home," Deputy Chief Brant said. "It got so hot, the fire hose melted in two leaving the crews trapped inside with no water."
Brant said two people were inside the home when the fire started but they were able to get out.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help support the families of the firefighters affected by the blaze. To donate, click here.