Rural Virginia firefighter collapses, dies while battling 3-acre wildfire

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A firefighter collapsed and died while battling a 3-acre wildfire in southwestern Virginia, officials said. MASSIVE 5-ALARM FIRE BREAKS OUT AT BROOKLYN CATHOLIC CHURCH DURING EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES Firefighter James C. Ward collapsed Saturday while working with a crew to extinguish the fire that broke out in Scott County, the Virginia Department of Forestry said in a statement posted on social media. Ward was taken to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, but he did not recover. Ward, a Scott County resident, was an experienced part-time firefighter who had worked with the agency since 1998, officials said. He leaves behind a wife and son. “Please keep James’ loved ones and his firefighter family in your thoughts and prayers,” State Forester Rob Farrell said in a statement. “And remember, everything you do to prevent wildfires helps protect our brave first responders.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The blaze was contained Saturday. The cause is under investigation, officials said.

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