Tulsa Firefighter Injured At School Fire Released From Burn Unit

Monday, September 17th 2012, 1:00 pm
By: Dee Duren

One of three firefighters injured in the Barnard School fire September 5 was released from the Hillcrest Burn Center Saturday, according to Captain Stan May, Tulsa Fire Department public information officer.

The firefighter underwent skin graft surgery last week. Doctors say both the skin donor site and the graft sites are healing nicely. He will continue to receive outpatient treatment, according to May.

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Eight firefighters were hurt when a series of explosions brought burning debris down upon them. Officials say they were burned on their ears, faces, legs, hands and backs.

Two other firefighters remain hospitalized.