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NC fire Capt. dies after responding to vehicle fire

Capt. David Tatum reported feeling ill while at the scene and later collapsed at home

By FireRescue1 Staff

BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. — A N.C. fire captain died Tuesday; he fell ill while responding to a fire the previous day.

Capt. David Tatum of the White Oak Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Monday; he reported not feeling well and went home, according to the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

After Capt. Tatum returned home, he later collapsed. He was transported to the hospital, then transferred to another and put on life support.

He was pronounced dead at around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Amber Edith Frisk Amber Edith Frisk Wednesday, November 07, 2012 8:49:36 PM how sad my prayers are with his family and friends and the men and women that had worked with him rip Capt. David Tatum

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