Three New Iberia (LA) Firefighters Hospitalized After Explosion

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Three New Iberia (LA) firefighters are hospitalized, some with critical injuries sustained during the response to a gas-related fire and explosion this morning, reports The Secret List.

The firefighters are in different hospitals, and family members of one victim state that he’s critical and in a medically induced coma at Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette.

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Iberia Parish School Board member Raymond “Shoe-Do” Lewis confirmed that his son, Captain Gary Simon, was one of the three injured and has been transported to a hospital in Baton Rouge. He’s being treated in the burn unit in Baton Rouge for second- and third-degree burns on his hands.

Crew members were entering the structure when there was an explosion, initial reports indicate.

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