Ky. firefighter dies after responding to fire

Adair County Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Charles "Sparky" Sparks was 49


COLUMBIA, Ky. — A Kentucky firefighter died Friday as a result of a heart attack suffered while on duty.

Adair County Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Charles "Sparky" Sparks, 49, was operating on the interior of a residential structure fire on June 30 when he suffered the heart attack.

Fellow firefighters treated Firefighter Sparks at the scene until local EMS arrived and transported him to a hospital.

Memorial service arrangements will be made available on the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home website.

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