DC Firefighter Injured In Blaze Returns To Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. firefighter who sustained second- and third-degree burns over almost half of his body while battling a blaze is returning to work.

Chuck Ryan returned to work at a fire station in southeast early Wednesday morning.

Ryan was injured while fighting a fire at a house on 48th Place in northeast on April 8. He almost lost four fingers, and underwent a number of surgeries while hospitalized for seven weeks. Other firefighters were also injured in the fire, but Ryan injuries were the most extensive.

A man pleaded guilty last week to setting the fire on 48th Place, as well as other fires in the Washington area.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live