Breakfast fundraiser scheduled to help DC firefighter injured during call
WASHINGTON - A breakfast fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday hopes to help a D.C. firefighter injured last week while on the scene of a house fire.
28-year- old Dane Smothers Jr. was injured last Wednesday after his engine responded to the two-alarm blaze at a home in the 800 block of F Street in the Northeast.
The probationary firefighter had just gotten off of his truck and was helping to get the hoses set up when he was struck by an arriving ladder truck.
The breakfast benefit 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.
Smothers remains in critical condition. A GoFundMe page for him has raised over $1000.