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Watch: Texas firefighter welcomed home after 75 days in hospital

Brad Phipps fought for his life in the hospital after almost dying in the Ingram Square Shopping Center fire

By FireRescue1 Staff

SAN ANTONIO — A firefighter was welcomed home from the hospital after spending two and a half months fighting for his life.

KENS5 reported that firefighter Brad Phipps was released after spending 75 days in the hospital following the Ingram Square Shopping Center fire that killed firefighter Scott Deem.

The San Antonio Fire Department shared a video of Phipps coming home and thanking the people who greeted him.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the people of San Antonio for their amazing generosity and continued prayers,” Phipps said in a statement. “I am very happy to be able to go home to my family to continue my recovery. The love and support shown toward myself, Tina, and our boys by my fire family with the SAFD and District 2 Fire & Rescue has been overwhelming. They truly are family in every sense of the word.”



Posted by Bexar County 2 Fire Department on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WELCOME HOME CAPTAIN PHIPPS! August 1st 2017 one of the Best days in our department history! After 75 days fighting...

Posted by Bexar County 2 Fire Department on Tuesday, August 1, 2017


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