By Mariela Gonzalez, KTRE
At least two firefighters were injured Tuesday as the Moffett VFD was called out to help battle a large fire in the woods.
Volunteers spent two hours trying to put out the fire before the Texas Forest Service arrived to assist.
“Several of our members went around to the far edge of the fire,” said Moffett VFD President Richard Brunk. “After some time the fire chief became, overcome with what we don’t know, and he was transported to the hospital.”
Brunk said Chief Eddie Sweet has been with the department since 2004. The longest serving member suffered a respiratory burn. He was taken to Woodlands Heights Hospital with his wife, Marie Sweet and his sister Holly Klock following right behind.
Fire department volunteers themselves, Brunk said both of the women became ill while waiting in emergency room.
All three were Life Flighted to Memorial Hermann in Houston.
Brunt says today the Sweet’s are now off the ventilator while Klock is still on a ventilator and may be suffering additional medical issues.
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