JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A Hardin County ESD #5 Fire Captain is recovering after he was burned while battling a tank complex fire, according to Hardin County ESD #5 Fire Chief Glenn Withers.

Fire Captain Chad Pierce was injured at an early morning fire while supporting a mutual aid request from Jefferson County ESD #3, according to a Facebook post by Chief Withers.

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Captain Pierce received thermal burns from stepping /falling waist deep into a hot oil-water solution while fighting a tank complex fire. 

Captain Pierce was flown to  Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston for treatment.

Chief Withers posted his condition is good and expected to make a complete recovery. 

He is an 11 year veteran of HCESD #5 Sour Lake.

Please keep Chad and his family in your prayers.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family during this time.

Sara Tallina Helping Chad Pierce Captain Chad Pierce, Hardin County ESD #5, was injured at an early morning fire while supporting a mutual aid request from Je

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