A fire destroyed the home of a Monroe County firefighter on Friday, authorities said.
County emergency officials said the firefighter responded to his own house fire in Bolingbroke. Investigators don’t yet know what started the incident.
The firefighter’s 12-year-old son was home and reportedly had to be treated for smoke inhalation. He was taken to a Navicent hospital in Macon and then a burn center in Augusta for his injuries.
Emergency authorities thanked the community for their prayers during this time:
Your continued thoughts and prayers for our firefighter and his family are appreciated, as well as for his son, as he recovers.
Monroe County Emergency Services are reportedly working with the affected family and their insurance company to find help.
Anyone in the community is also welcome to donate Visa and Walmart gift cards for the firefighter and his family for clothes and other necessities. People are asked to go to Fire Station Four in Bolingbroke between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The address for the fire station is 8037 Rivoli Rd. in Juliette.