BRYAN, Texas — A Central Texas fire chief says doctors are optimistic that two firefighters will recover from serious burns suffered in a blaze that killed two colleagues.
Bryan Fire Chief Randy McGregor thanked everyone Sunday for their prayers for the families of the firefighters who died and for the men who were injured.
A community vigil was scheduled Sunday night at a high school stadium in Bryan, about 90 miles northwest of Houston.
The chief declined to speculate on what started Friday night's fire at an unoccupied Knights of Columbus Hall, which claimed the lives of Lt. Eric Wallace and Lt. Gregory Pickard.
Firefighters Ricky Mantey Jr. and Mitchel Moran are hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
McGregor says the state fire marshals' investigation could take six months.
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Morris ShipmanMonday, February 18, 2013 9:47:09 AMMy heart breaks for my fellow firefighters, My prayers are with the family and friends, and prayers to the injured firefighters. God Speed get back to saving lives soon.
Travis LullMonday, February 18, 2013 8:28:23 PMLooking for tokens of support as Ricky Mantey and Mitch Moran begin their recovery. Please go to http://bryanfdrecovery.blogspot.com/ for more details.
Andy BerkowitzTuesday, February 19, 2013 7:10:13 PMWill be praying for our brothers their Family and friends.
Paul CookMonday, February 25, 2013 7:54:57 PMPRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF THEIR FAMILIES!