A Corpus Christi firefighter who was badly injured while fighting a massive blaze in Robstown Wednesday night is said to be resting comfortably in a San Antonio hospital.
Battalion Chief J.D. Johnson was hurt when the roof of a burning building collapsed, forcing flames out of the building's interior through doors and windows.He suffered burns to his face, arm, and leg, and was sent via HALO Flight to the San Antonio Military Medical Center's burn unit.
Johnson's family is with him in San Antonio, and they have received an outpouring of support from all over. Firefighters from the Coastal Bend and around the state are pitching in to pay for the family's lodging and meals.
If you would like to help the Johnson family during their time of need, there has been an account set up for contributions at the City Employee's Credit Union. It is listed as the J.D. Johnson Relief Fund, account #1594456.
The Firefighters Association is also collecting contributions at its offices located at 6014 Ayers, 78415, ATTN. J.D. Johnson.
A gymnastics facility that was burned down in the fire has also opened a benefit account. It is at Navy Army Community Credit Union, and is listed under CGA Cheer. The account number is #1848411.
Cards and letters can be sent directly to Johnson at the hospital he is staying at. The address is:
If all goes well, Johnson should be out of the hospital in three to five days.
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