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Injured firefighter has surgery

April 18, 2007

Waycross -- We now have more information that fire fighter injured Tuesday afternoon while battling the wild fire in Ware County. They have still not released his name, but he is a member of the Waycross Fire Department.

The visibility was low while he was working on Highway 84 and he was hit by a truck around 4:00 PM Tuesday. He was hospitalized with a broken leg and minor head injury.

Wednesday morning, he had surgery on that leg and is being held for observation. He's one of several fire fighters hospitalized for minor injuries while fighting this 25,000 acre wild fire.   

"We have had injuries, we have had people transported for over heat and exhaustion and things of that nature but it's amazing we haven't lost any equipment either," said  Waycross Fire Chief Cedric Scott.

On top of not losing any equipment they are even more thrilled to have no loss of life, despite the size of the fire and it's dangerous behavior.

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