Firefighting, Structural Firefighting

Oklahoma Firefighters Injured in School Fire Released from Hospital

Three firefightes burned while battling a raging structure fire at the Barnard Public School building in early September have been released from the hospital, reports Tulsa World.

Eight firefighters suffered burn injuries to their faces, hands and legs following the fire and two explosions from the school’s chemistry lab on Sept. 5.

Three people required skin grafts. One firefighter was released Saturday and the other two were released Monday, the department said. The names of the injured have not been released.

“Even though all of the firefighters are out of the hospital, several of them face a long healing and therapy process,”  a department spokesman said. “There are no estimates on how long it will be before any of the eight firefighters will be allowed to return to work.”

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