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Firefighter in flames recovering from burn

The sixth floor of a residential building in Jianli County, Hubei Province, caught fire on Dec. 17.

Firefighters immediately arrived at the scene to extinguish the blaze.

Among them, Yang Hao was seen trying to connect a fire hose at the last minute, even though his suit went up in flames.

His professional dedication has won him wide acclaim.

Yang, suffering from severe hand burn, is in hospital for treatment.

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): YANG HAO, Firefighter
“I’m recovering. Doctors say I’m suffering from second degree burns. I’m given an anti-inflammatory injection every day. I’ll be discharged from hospital in about a week.”

Yang says he just wanted to put out fire at that time.

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): YANG HAO, Firefighter
“Saving people is my top priority. I checked whether people were trapped, what property was inside and what materials were burning.”

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