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Benefit for firefighter Doug Bell a success

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Injured Benton Harbor firefighter Doug Bell is recovering after a skin graft surgery. Community members held a benefit Saturday in support of him.

ABC 57 is told the surgery went well, but he is still recovering in a burn unit.

The second full week of March, the lieutenant responded to a Benton Harbor fire and was seriously burned.

The community showed its support to the firefighter and his family.

Saturday morning, they hosted a community breakfast to raise money to offset his medical costs.

Close to 1,000 supporters raised more than $22,000 at the event.

The community raffled off $10,000 in merchandise and ate thousands of pancakes in support.

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