LAGRANGE, Ga. - Four LaGrange firefighters badly injured while battling a house fire on Labor Day spoke about their recovery Friday morning.
Firefighters Pete Trujillo, Jordan Avera, Jonathan Williamson, and Josh Williams spoke with FOX 5 at the LaGrange Fire Headquarters.
Trujillo and Avera suffered second-degree burns, and Williamson and Williams sustained third-degree burns. Two other firefighters suffered minor injuries.
The fire happened on Labor Day around 2:50 a.m. at a home in the 300 block of Revis Street. Deputy Fire Chief Brant said the fire flashed on the firefighters, creating a dangerous situation with temperatures reaching well about 1,200 degrees inside the home.
Brant said two people were inside the home when the fire started but they were able to get out.
The fire chief said this was the worst fire-related injuries he has seen in his 23-year career.
There is an ongoing effort to raise money for the families of the firefighters at gofundme.com/injured-lagrange-firefighters