Sports Cameraman Jeremy Shultz Critical Following Surgery After House Fire [Video] | Bob's Blitz

Sports Cameraman Jeremy Shultz Critical Following Surgery After House Fire [Video]

**Jeremy Shultz has passed away.

37-year-old sports cameraman Jeremy Shultz is in critical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center - Doctors Hospital of Augusta following a house fire in Goose Creek, SC yesterday morning. Fire fighters believe the fire started in the fireplace. "The whole back of the house, screen porch, covered porch was well involved. The house was wood framed so fire was into the attic on the second floor," Assistant Chief Norm Cutshall said.

Shultz is expected to come out of emergency surgery around 4pm EST today. He'll be moved to ICU at that point.

Friends say Schultz tried to remove a gas can from the back porch in an attempt to save the house, but instead he became engulfed when gasoline spilled on him. "We saw a bunch of flames shoot out the back of the house," neighbor Cole Bolchoz said. "I've been in war and it kind of looked like a war zone last night," Bolchoz added.

Jeremy's wife, Maryanne, and 2 children, Dallas and Cinnamin, are reportedly safe.

Shultz had been workin for CBS.

Raw video after the jump.

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A page has been created on Facebook for updates and for donations. Please visit the Jeremy Shultz Family Donations Page for further information.

Some updates from friends and family piggybacked from the Facebook page above (1/02/11):

"second surgery went as expected..his face was debrieded and he looks like the Jerm we all know and love"

"the doctors cleaned his entire front side. They placed cadaver skin on his chest. Its a great thing b...ecause he will start healing in this area. His torso has been burned severly and medicaly treated directly on top of his muscle which will later be covered with skin grafts. His face looks like Jeremy and was the only place that was not burned so bad. He will go back into surgery tomorrow to focus on his legs. Dr. Mullins has made it clear that things will get worse before better but encourages us to talk to him even though he cannot talk back. The next few weeks will be most challenging."

Jeremy was expected back in surgery today (Sunday). Visit the FB page for updates at this point and donate if you can.