Third LaGrange firefighter injured in Labor Day structure fire released from hospital

Published 6:02 pm Monday, September 17, 2018

A third LaGrange firefighter injured in a structure fire on Labor Day is released from the hospital.

Jonathan Williamson was released Saturday from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Austell and continues to recover at home.

Williamson visited the LaGrange Fire Department headquarters on Monday and visited with his fellow firefighters.

Jonathan Williamson visits LFD HQ Monday after being released from the hospital over the weekend

Four firefighters sustained severe burn injuries in a structure fire early Labor Day morning including Pete Trujillo, Jordan Avera, Jonathan Williamson and Josh Williams.

Josh Williams remains at the Augusta Burn Center. He received burns to 30 percent of his body and is expected to stay for at least a few more weeks.

James Ormsby and Sean Guerrero received minor injuries.

T-shirts are being printed to help raise money for the firefighters and their families for $20. Anyone interested can come by city hall at 200 Ridley Avenue to purchase the shirt.

To help support the families affected, a family friend set up a GoFundMe account. City leaders have confirmed this account is legitimate. The money raised will be distributed among all four firefighters.

Cards can be sent to the LaGrange Fire Department at 115 Hill Street, LaGrange, GA 30241.

Cards can also be given to Dion Senn, the City of LaGrange Public Services Director at or (706) 881-4563. Senn plans to take the cards and donations to the firefighters on Friday.