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One Volunteer Firefighter Dies, One Critical in Separate Rig Crashes

Weekend crashes in Kansas and Texas left two firefighters hurt and one dead

An Easton Township (Kanas) volunteer firefighter was killed in the line of duty Sunday. The firefighter died in a crash while responding to structure fire in Leavenworth County.

Kickapoo Township, Alexandria Township, Fort Leavenworth Fire Departments and the Leavenworth City Fire Department also responded to the structure fire. Easton is about 15 miles to the west of Leavenworth.

He leaves behind his young wife and two young boys.

Two Oakalla (Texas) volunteer firefighters sustained serious injuries in an apparatus accident on Saturday as one of the department’s fire trucks was involved in a crash while responding to a call.

One of the firefighters was hospitalized overnight and released from the hospital on Sunday, while the other firefighter remains in critical but stable condition at an Austin hospital.


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