LODD: Phoenix firefighter pinned between fire trucks
23-year-old Bradley Harper had been with the department just two years
By Deborah Stocks and Josh Frigerio
PHOENIX — A Phoenix firefighter has died overnight after a horrific accident at a fire scene in the West Valley Saturday evening.
Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said 23-year-old firefighter Bradley Harper was “gravely injured” when he became pinned between two fire vehicles that were getting into position to fight a mulch fire. Crews responded around 5:20 p.m. to a mulch fire near 39th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.
Officials said the firefighter has been with the department for two years. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where other firefighters have gathered.