Hattiesburg firefighter treated for second-degree burns

Hattiesburg firefighter treated for second-degree burns

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg firefighter Robert Hall has returned from the Jackson Burn Center after he was injured battling a fire that destroyed a radio station Tuesday night.

Hall will head back for treatment later this month.

Hattiesburg Fire Department Chief Paul Presley said Hall has 2nd degree radiant burns and will be away from work for awhile.

HFD officials said Robert Hall, an engineer and 12-year veteran of the Hattiesburg Fire Department, suffered burns to his ears while fighting a blaze that gutted the WFOR station on 7th Street about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Presley said Hall drove himself to Jackson Wednesday after being treated by a local doctor.

Presley had no details about his condition, but said Hall had radiant burns to both of his ears.

Meanwhile, an investigation into the cause of that fire began Wednesday.

Hattiesburg Fire Department investigators and the State Fire Marshal's Office were on the scene, but they have not yet determined how or where the fire began.

There were no other injuries.