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Aug 25, 2014 11:58 AM

Fund Set Up For Injured Campbellsville Firefighters

A fund has been set up to help two Kentucky firefighters hurt in an ice bucket challenge accident in Campbellsville last week.

Captain Tony Grider and firefighter Alex Quinn have been in the hospital since Thursday after they were hurt while helping Campbellsville University students complete a charity ice bucket challenge.

Officials say the bucket on their ladder truck came three to four feet to the high voltage power lines and shocked them. Two other firefighters were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released the same day. No students were hurt.

People can make donations to their recovery at any United Citizens Bank.

Kentucky firefighters have been taking shifts at the University of Louisville Hospital to support the family and friends of Grider and Quinn.

The ALS ice bucket challenge is meant to raise awareness and money for ALS research.

Campbelsville University released a statement Thursday afternoon asking for prayers for the two firefighters.

"We express heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the families of the two firefighters who were injured," President Michael Carter said.

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