Firefighter seriously burned at wildfire in Georgia


Lincoln, County, Georgia:

A firefighter is recovering at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center after responding to a brush fire in Lincoln County, Monday afternoon.

Terry Kirkland of the Martins Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department received 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his body.

A spokesperson with the burn center tells 26 News, Kirkland is listed in fair condition at this time.

Early Monday afternoon, all departments in Lincoln County responded to the fire on McCormick Highway.

A large number of acres have been burned.

Crews are working to get the fire under control.

Our thoughts go out to the firefighter, the family, and co-workers.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.