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Durham firefighter sustains eye injury

Posted January 13, 2009

— A Durham firefighter suffered an eye injury when he was hit by a water stream from a fire hose while battling a fire Monday evening, fire officials said.

The fire department said that Capt. Sean Boone was taken to Duke University Hospital, treated and released pending an examination at the Duke Eye Center on Tuesday.

The fire was reported started shortly before 10 p.m. at what officials said appeared to be an empty house at 210 W. Piedmont Ave., at the corner of Fargo Street.

The fire first was listed as being at 1145 Fargo St.

The department said investigators had not yet determined what started the fire.


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  • ncmickey Jan 13, 2009

    Ever look down the hose hole wondering where the water is??? Oppps
    Hope his eye recovers quickly, and with better vision than he had.

  • redwarrior Jan 13, 2009

    Yikes, sounds painful! Hope he's ok.

  • TheAdmiral Jan 13, 2009

    What didn't he understand about "You'll poke your eye out!"

    Hope he does well.

  • curiousgeorgia Jan 13, 2009

    Oww, poor man, I hope he recovers quickly and completely! Thank you, all firefighters!

  • slickgirl24 Jan 13, 2009

    Our son is a Durham firefighter at Ladder 1 and we praying for a speedy recovery for Capt. Boone.

  • Topsail Girl Jan 13, 2009

    I'm praying for you even though we don't yet know your name.

  • anneonymousone Jan 13, 2009

    My best to the firefighter, his colleagues and his family. I have not (yet?) had to rely on firefighters to save my life, but I am grateful for their presence and their work in education, fire prevention, and firefighting.