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Firefighter Injured In Home Explosion Leaves Hospital Feeling 'Fantastic'

Firefighter Injured In Home Explosion Leaves Hospital Feeling 'Fantastic'

The Modesto Bee via YellowBrix

July 12, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA – Scott McKinney, one of four Sacramento firefighters injured when a home exploded in Oak Park on July 5, was released from the hospital Sunday.

“I feel fantastic,” McKinney told TV camera crews as he left UC Davis Medical Center. “The care was awesome. The hospital took really good care of me.”

McKinney spent six days in the hospital recovering from burn injuries sustained in the explosion.

He suffered second- degree burns on his hands and face, Tina Palmieri, director of the hospital’s burn unit and the firefighters’ attending physician, had reported.

Watch It All Unfold: Slow-Motion House Explosion

McKinney was responding to a routine gas-leak call when the home exploded, burning four firefighters – McKinney, Dave Storck, Michael Feyh and Jeff Coats.

Storck was released from the hospital later that day. Feyh and Coats will remain one or two more days, the release said.

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