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Firefighter hit by car during wildfires recovers

Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 23:24:06-05

A Centralia firefighter who was among those battling fires Thursday was scheduled for surgery Friday morning.

The volunteer firefighter was struck by a driver who was going through heavy smoke. He was in the middle of trying to prevent the fire from jumping Highway 60 and hitting a home when the vehicle struck him.

According to the Centralia fire chief, the impact broke the volunteer firefighter’s leg and he was transported to a local hospital.

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