Firefighter Hurt While Battling Humboldt Fire

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - A firefighter is recovering in the hospital Friday, after he was injured battling a fire Thanksgiving night.

Firefighter Michael Lewis, who has been with the Humboldt Fire Department for a while, was responding to a house fire on 17th Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, when he suffered burn injuries to his hands and smoke inhalation.

He was flown to the MED in Memphis.

Officials said they believe he is recovering well Friday morning.

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