LaGrange officials are investigating a working house fire that injured a total of six firefighters. The fire took place in the 300 block of Revis Street early Monday morning at 2:50 a.m.
A family of six, two adults and four children, were home at the time and were able to get out safely. However, the home is a total loss.
Four of the LaGrange firefighters sustained serious burn injuries and were taken to Grady Hospital in Atlanta. The other firefighter suffered for smoke inhalation. The injury of the sixth firefighter has not been released.
Officials say they had to jump out of windows. One crew was fighting the fire, the other was conducting a search. The fire burnt a hose in half, stopping their water supply, causing the house to flash on the firefighters.
Here are the names of the firefighters who were injured:
3rd-degree burn victims:
- Josh Williams
- Jonathan Williamson
2nd-degree burn victims:
- Jordan Avera
- Pete Trujilo
Treated and released:
- Jim Ormsby
The sixth firefighter who was injured has not been named.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The City of Lagrange is gathering together praying for the firefighters.
The spokesperson for the City of Lagrange says this is the first time an incident involving several firefighters has happened in LaGrange.