Tulsa Fire Department updates condition of injured firefighters
|Updated: 9/13/2012 10:23 am
||Published: 9/13/2012 10:21 am
Tulsa fire officials released an update on the eight firefighters injured while battling a fire at the Barnard school building.
Officials say they are listed in ‘good’ condition by physicians as they continue treatment. Three firefighters are still hospitalized in the Hillcrest Burn Center after undergoing procedures recently.
"The three firefighters who remain in the hospital sustained third degree burns to small portions of their body that required skin grafts. All three patients are in good condition," said Dr. Robert Kirk, the attending physician with the Alexander Burn Center at Hillcrest.
The other five firefighters are being treated on an outpatient basis.
All of the firefighters continue to respond positively to treatment and continue to improve.
Officials say the firefighters and their families want to thank the citizens of Tulsa for their continued support during this very difficult time. There is no estimate on when they may be able to return to duty.
The Fire Marshal’s Office said Wednesday that the investigation into the cause of the fire and circumstances which led to the explosion should be finished by Friday.
The ATF Team and Tulsa Fire Investigators are recording and reviewing all of the evidence gathered and should be ready to present their final report and determination by the end of the week.
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