- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A breakfast fundraiser is being held to help an injured District of Columbia firefighter.

Dane Smothers Jr. was injured last week at the scene of a rowhouse fire in the Capitol Hill area. Officials said at the time that the 28-year-old probationary firefighter had just gotten off a truck when he was hit by an arriving ladder truck.

On Wednesday morning, a breakfast benefit is being held to help pay his medical bills. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar on Capitol Hill. A $20 donation buys breakfast and drink specials.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help Smothers.

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