The Modesto firefighters injured in a Jan. 1 roof collapse remain hospitalized, but they're both improving, fire officials said Monday.
Firefighter Jason Clevenger had successful skin graft surgery Monday morning, Battalion Chief Hugo Patino said in a written statement.
Clevenger, 32, spent the day resting in his room at the University of California at Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
"He remains in good spirits and has expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of concern from everyone," Patino said.
Engineer James Adams, 46, remains in serious but stable condition at the same hospital. His condition is slowly improving, Patino said.
"He is showing signs of getting better every day," Patino said.
Adams and Clevenger were injured when they fell through the roof of a burning garage on Coston Avenue.
Adams, a 24-year veteran of the Modesto Fire Department, suffered third-degree burns on half of his body. Clevenger suffered burns on about 10 percent of his body. Most are second-degree but some are third-degree, fire officials said.
Members of the public who want to help the Adams and Clevenger families can donate to a trust fund at Modesto First Federal Credit Union, 430 12th St.
The trust fund is called the Modesto Firefighter Fund. Call 521-2020 for more information.
There will be a blood drive for the two firefighters, sponsored by the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, through Delta Blood Bank.
It's scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the district's Station 1, 1398 East F St., Oakdale.
Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment by calling Maxine Pickford at 470-4636 or Chief Lee Winton at 847-6898.