SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Longtime Skowhegan Fire Chief Tom Keene says he’s considering a legal fight after he was dismissed last month.

The 58-year-old Keene has been a firefighter for 40 years and chief for 21.

In the last two years both his legs have been amputated due to complications from diabetes.

He went on medical leave in September for the latest surgery but had been cleared to return to work by his doctors, with some limitations, including needing a driver until he’s fitted with prosthetic legs.

Town Manager John Doucette Jr. told the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1fiIr8F ) he had to terminate Keene because he’s not capable of doing the job under state law.

Keene said he doesn’t think the dismissal was personal, but says he’s thinking of hiring an attorney to fight it.


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