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Injured Westclox Firefighter On The Mend

Posted by wlpo on January 26, 2012

The firefighter injured during the Westclox fire is still recovering.

La Salle firefighter Steve Smith had surgery on his leg New Year’s Day after being hurt battling the huge blaze.  Smith says he could start physical therapy in 2 to 4 weeks.  When he does, he can start bending the injured leg again, 15 degrees at a time.  The leg is still in a brace.

Besides being a La Salle firefighter and EMT, Smith is also a guard at the Sheridan Correctional Center.  He would like to go back to both jobs in March or April but realizes its up to his doctor to clear him.

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