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Air National Guard firefighter killed in West Virginia fire

Other firefighters injured in collapse at Kearneysville fire

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A West Virginia Air National Guard Airman has died from fatal injuries, during a mutual aid response call to a structure fire with the 167th Fire Department on Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the West Virginia National Guard, this service member was assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg.


News from Firefighter Close Calls that a firefighter was killed and others injured during a fire in the Kearneysville, West Virginia area. Here’s the report:

Grim news this morning out of the eastern panhandle area of West Virginia (I-81 area south of the Maryland line, west of the DC area) where a Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty at a fire in the area of Kearneysville during the night. Initial reports are that members were operating at a structure fire and there was a collapse of some kind. Several Firefighters were seriously injured and one Firefighter died in the Line of Duty. Much more to follow. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.

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