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Roberts Park Fire Protection District news (more)

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Roberts Park FPD Lieutenant Clint Sanders returned home after being critically hurt on the job after Christmas.

He just got out of the Loyola Medical Center burn unit. Investigators are trying to figure out how a small house fire in Justice quickly escalated and overtook him. He suffered burns to his hands and face, plus smoke inhalation.

There’s still a long recovery ahead and Clint’s wife has quit her job as a nurse to take care of him. His firefighter family has stepped up to help pay the bills. A GoFundMe page they started has raised more than $50k. The Roberts Park Fire Protection District is also taking donations at its station for the family.

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Roberts Park Fire Protection District news (more)

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A southwest suburban community is banding together to support a firefighter and his family after he was seriously injured battling a blaze in the area a couple of weeks ago.

Robert’s Park FPD Lt. Clint Sanders was injured while fighting a house fire in Justice just a couple of days after Christmas, and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. While he suffered third-degree burns on his hands, and first- and 2nd-degree burns on his face, doctors told his family it could’ve been much worse had it not been for his signature sideburns.

Now those iconic sideburns are a cause for celebration, recreated on T-shirts worn by his friends and family to a packed fundraiser in Hickory Hills held in his honor Sunday.

There’s no word on when Sanders will be out of the hospital, but he’s expected to make a full recovery in time. And when he’s ready, the nearly 30-year veteran of the department will be welcomed back to the district.

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