Firefighters injured in Newberry fire in stable condition

Staff report

NEWBERRY, Fla. – At 3:06 p.m. this afternoon, fire rescue units from Alachua County Fire Rescue, Newberry, and High Springs were dispatched to Southern Fuel Wood in Newberry. This is a business that deals in wood products such as mulch, firewood, compost, and wood chips.

At the scene, firefighters saw smoke coming from a metal building with wood stacked on pallets inside. When trying to open a heavy door to enter the building, the door fell off its hinges and struck a Newberry and an Alachua County firefighter. Both were taken to the hospital with blunt-force injuries to their legs and other injuries. Both are in stable condition.

  • Praying that they heal quickly from their injuries. Thankful for those who run toward danger to protect the rest of us!

    • Isn’t that the truth. These guys are the real heroes. Unlike basketball and football players who are glorified up one side and down the other while these guys just go about their business saving lives. God bless them and protect them.

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