SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The community of Shelbyville is coming together and
rallying around a volunteer firefighter who was burned in a freak bon fire
accident last month.
Dustin Rhodes, 23, was trying to light a fire with a friend when something
in the pile of wood ignited into a sudden burst of flames and burned him from
head to toe.
"His legs caught the brunt of it," Dustin's father Rob says about
Dustin is at home recovering, but he has burns on nearly 40 percent of his
body, and what's worse is the volunteer firefighter doesn't have any health
insurance, so his medical bills are already becoming a growing problem.
"He's a tough guy; he'll be back on his feet," Rob Rhodes says
about his son.
On Sunday, Dustin's family and friends are organizing a silent auction and
concert to help raise money to pay his medical bills. The event will take place
at the Bedford County Ag Center and the band Bush Hog will provide music for
A benefit account has also been established in the name of Dustin Rhodes at
First Community Bank of Shelbyville.