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Firefighters help burn victims

LaGrange firefighters, along with help from the community, raised more than $1,000 during their recent “Give Burns the Boot” fundraiser.

The exact total was $1,255.20, said LFD Lt. Chris Taylor.

Firefighters spent three days in front of the Walmart Marketplace at 955 Lafayette Parkway and Kroger off Commerce Avenue asking folks for donations.

The proceeds are donated to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

The non-profit organization provides fire safety and prevention education, supports medical facilities and assists burn survivors in their recovery.

Proceeds from the annual boot drive also help children with burn injuries attend “Camp Oo-U- La.”

This was the 28th year the LaGrange Fire Department participated in the event.