2 Firefighters Injured in Columbus Warehouse Blaze

10:38 PM, May 25, 2013   |    comments
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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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