LFD firefighter undergoes sixth surgery for severe burns

Published 5:21 pm Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The recovery continues for LaGrange Firefighter Josh Williams as he underwent his sixth surgery Wednesday.

Williams is receiving CEA or a cultured epidermal autografts that provide a permanent skin replacement, according to a City of LaGrange press release.

According to the press release, Williams will continue to recover at the Augusta Burn Center for the next couple weeks.

Thirty-five percent of Williams’ body received burns after a Labor Day fire. Jonathan Williamson, Pete Trujillo and Jordan Avera were also injured in the fire and continue to recover from their injuries at home.

Four firefighters sustained severe burn injuries in a structure fire early Labor Day morning. Ormsby and Sean Guerrero received minor injuries.

T-shirts are on sale to help raise money for the firefighters and their families for $20. Bracelets are also for sale for $3 each. Both are available at by City Hall, located at 200 Ridley Avenue.

A GoFundMe also continues to raise money for the firefighters. More than $24,000 had been raised Wednesday afternoon.