Fresno Fire Department Capt. Pete Dern, hospitalized for 150 days since falling through a roof while fighting a house fire, moved into the burn rehabilitation center at Community Regional Medical Center Wednesday.
Dern had 22 surgeries and innumerable dressing changes for his burn injuries during his hospitalization in the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at the hospital.
The move into the rehabilitation center will help in his transition to home, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Lisa Russell.
Last month, Dern was greeted by applause as he walked to a news conference held outside the burn center in downtown Fresno.
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He suffered second- and third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body on March 29, when he was engulfed in flames for more than a minute and 30 seconds before being rescued by fellow firefighters.