“We ask for your prayers & well wishes for a speedy & full recovery of Firefighter Dane Smothers Jr.”

Dane Smothers Jr. via @dcfireems

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Last night, on the 800 block of F Street, NE, Firefighter Dane Smothers, Jr., 28, of Engine Company 3, sustained very serious injuries while responding to a fire. He is currently in critical conditions. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services is conducting an investigation of the incident.

“This incident reminds us all of the bravery and dedication of our first responders. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with Firefighter Smothers, his family, and his fellow Fire & EMS colleagues. We will do all we can to assist them during this very difficult time.”

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