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Luther Volunteer Firefighter Injured in Grassfire

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A Luther volunteer firefighter sustained non-life threatening injuries fighting a grassfire north of Luther Tuesday evening. He was transported by ambulance as a precaution. He was among the firefighters who rushed to battle the fire that started in a tree-lined hilly terrain along a fence row on a pasture on Peebly Road near Waterloo Road.

Hauntingly, the fire ignited on the ten-year anniversary of the big Luther fire that destroyed 50 homes and burned 2,500 acres. The hot winds and triple-digit temperatures reminded many of the conditions of that day in 2012. Tonight, family, friends, and neighbors assembled on the perimeter of the scene with gatorade, water, and snacks to take care of the fire force led by LPD, along with Hickory Hills and Jones Fire Departments.

Luther Fire Chief Joseph Figeueroa says the firefighter is expected to be okay and has a possible broken wrist and some burns. Firefighters were expected to stay on scene to monitor hotspots through the evening.

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