Arrangements via FireNews.net:
Visitation: Monday, August 01, from 18:00 – 21:00 hours. Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden, NC. (Arden is approximately six miles south of Asheville, just off of Interstate 26 at Exit 37).
Memorial Service: Tuesday, August 02, 11:00 hours. Same location as Visitation.
Asheville Firefighter Jay Bettencourt, injured yesterday in the line of duty and transported to the Augusta, Georgia Medical Center for treatment, is in the process of being discharged and returning to Asheville. He is reportedly feeling well.
Firefighters brought their fire trucks to overpasses from Winston-Salem to Asheville this afternoon to honor an Asheville firefighter who died fighting a blaze this week.
The firefighter, Capt. Jeffrey Bowen, went into cardiac arrest while fighting a fire at an Asheville medical center on Thursday. His body was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Health for an autopsy.
Winston-Salem Assistant Fire Chief Terry Carter said Bowen's body was taken back to Asheville this afternoon.