12th burn victim dies in Augusta

By: Carin Fitzgerald, 11 O'clock Producer
By: Carin Fitzgerald, 11 O'clock Producer

News 12 at 11, February 26, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga.--The 12 burn victim from the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion near Savannah, died Tuesday night, according to the spokeswoman for the hospital, Beth Frits.

He passed away at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.

He is the the fourth burn patient to die in Augusta from the deadly explosion.

Frits says the patient's name is not being released at this time.

Eleven burn patients are in critical condition as of Tuesday night and one is in serious condition.

Jerry Woods of the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundations says there is still a great need for food and volunteers for the burn victims families. Woods says the initial response was generous from churches and organizations but it is dropping off.

If you are interested in providing a meal or volunteering at the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, call (706) 650-BURN.

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