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LODD: Mich. firefighter dies after battling field fire

Allen Howard, 49, became ill the day after working in extreme conditions for several hours

Duty Death: Allen Charles Howard - [Adrian, Michigan]


By FireRescue1 Staff

ADRIAN, Mich. — A firefighter died Tuesday after battling a field fire.

U.S. Fire Administration reported that Allen Howard, 49, was part of a crew that responded to a mutual aid call at a field with large bales of hay. Adrian Charter Township Fire Department reported conditions of very high heat and humidity, and the fire took several hours to extinguish.

Allen Howard is survived by his wife and four children. (Photo/Adrian Township Fire Department)
Allen Howard is survived by his wife and four children. (Photo/Adrian Township Fire Department)

The next morning, Howard became ill and died. A cause of death has yet to be reported.

Howard was 20-year veteran firefighter and was with Adrian Charter Township Fire Department since 2001. He is survived by his wife and four children.

We will update you once more information becomes available.

 

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Posted by Adrian Township Fire Department on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 

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