A breakfast fundraiser is being held to help an injured District of Columbia firefighter.
Dane Smothers Jr. was injured last week at the scene of a rowhouse fire in the Capitol Hill area. Officials said at the time that the 28-year-old probationary firefighter had just gotten off a truck when he was hit by an arriving ladder truck.
On Wednesday morning, a breakfast benefit is being held to help pay his medical bills. The event 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.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help Smothers.