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Ind. firefighter dies after being taken to hospital during house fire

The Prairieton Fire Department announced the death of one of its firefighters during a house fire


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By Bill Carey

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. — The Prairieton Fire Department announced on social media the on-duty death of one of their firefighters.

The department posted on Facebook about the loss of the firefighter on Nov. 2, WLFI reported.

Prairieton Fire Department Deputy Chief Larry Dempsey told  WTWO  that while at the scene of a house fire in southern Vigo County, a firefighter with his department had to be taken to Regional Hospital.

The website stated that Firefighter David Phelps had died of a heart attack while inside a fire truck at the scene of the fire.

The department stated that additional details will be released at the discretion of the fallen firefighter’s family.