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Thursday, July 7, 1988

Firefighter, truck saved by ‘heroic’ action

Some details are verified on a burn victim of the North Hammond fire on Sunday, June 26, with word from a Biddle friend that “Joe Fortner has really suffered from deep burns on a forearm and will not be able to work in his shop for at least two months, I would guess.”

Fortner also suffered other burns, with the “ones on his face looking bad but not causing the pain of the forearm burn.”

It is said that Fortner was taken to the Broadus clinic, and was then in Gillette hospital for a day and a night and is “st...

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