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Va. firefighter dies after battling wildfire

Firefighter James C. Ward collapsed while fighting a fire in Scott County

By Bill Carey

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. — A firefighter has died after fighting a wildfire in Scott County.

The Virginia Department of Forestry said Part-Time Firefighter James C. Ward collapsed on March 30 while working with hand crews, WCYB reported.

Ward had been a firefighter with the Department of Forestry since 1998.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.