SAN ANTONIO - Firefighter Brad Phipps remains critically ill after a deadly fire in the Ingram Square Shopping Center last month, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

He has been taken off a ventilator and has reportedly been able to talk to visitors.

As KENS 5 reported, he was badly burned and injured in the fire that killed fellow SAFD firefighter Scott Deem.

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Phipps is recovering at the burn intensive care unit at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

SAFD said it is asking for the public's prayers to help him heal.