Firefighter dies battling church fire in Ind.

Part of the structure collapsed, killing the firefighter; the church was reportedly hand-built by church members


MUNCIE, Ind. — A firefighter was killed while fighting a church fire in Muncie, Indiana, on Wednesday.

The Muncie Fire Department and surrounding volunteer departments were fighting the fire when the sanctuary portion of the structure collapsed.

The body of Firefighter Scott Davis, 40, was recovered from the rubble, according to The Star Press.

Two other firefighters were injured, including one that suffered second- and third-degree burns, according to WISH.

After the body was recovered, a procession of emergency vehicles followed the ambulance transporting Firefighter Davis to a local hospital.

The church was reportedly hand-built by church members.

Firefighter Davis, married and a father of three, was a former fire chief for Yorktown and had 17 years of experience in the fire service.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by local, state and federal authorities.

Memorial information
Visitation will be held Monday, June 20, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, June 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 South High Street Muncie, Indiana, 47305-2328.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at the same convention center, followed by a burial at Elm Ridge Cemetary.

Lt. Mark Greenburg of Muncie Fire Department will be in charge of the Honor Guard and can be reached at (765) 730-9577 if you would like to assist.

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