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Local volunteer recovering after receiving life-threatening burns

SPOKANE, WASH.-   A Spokane County man who dedicated his life to serving others is now in need of some help of his own.

Travis Dole is a volunteer firefighter for District 9 and also works at Holy Family Hospital.

Tonight, he is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle fighting for his life.  Travis suffered second degree burns over half of his body after a Fourth of July fireworks accident.

He is making progress in his recovery and thanks to a website sponsored Harborview, many people are getting daily updates on his condition.  So far the guestbook spans 13 pages, filled with support for Travis.

One woman writes, "I can't believe it, normally you're the one checking my blood pressure at Holy Family...now you're needing some prayers."

Travis is expected to stay in Harborview's burn intensive care unit for the next couple months. 

Cindi DeHoog
KHQ Reporter

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