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LODD: Texas firefighter killed at 4-alarm strip mall fire

Scott Deem, a six-year veteran, was missing and later found dead among the debris

Duty Death: Scott Deem - [San Antonio, Texas]


Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio firefighter has died and two others are seriously hurt after a fire swept through a local shopping mall, where parts of the building collapsed and forced crews to retreat.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says firefighters entered the strip mall Thursday evening because there were still people inside. Witnesses said people fled the flames and firefighters pulled back as the building weakened.

Authorities later learned that one firefighter, Scott Deem, was missing. The six-year department veteran was later found dead among the debris.

About 100 firefighters stood in salute as an ambulance carried his body away early Friday.

Officials say another firefighter suffered critical injuries and a second was seriously hurt.

 

Waking up to such sad news this morning from our family at the San Antonio Fire Department. One firefighter--Scott Deem,...

Posted by Austin Fire Department on Friday, 19 May 2017
 

Our condolences to the family of fallen firefighter Scott Deem. His brothers and sisters offered one last salute as his body was removed from the site of a deadly fire that ripped through a Northwest Side shopping center. #StandwithSAFD MORE: http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/chief-hood-we-need-prayers-tonight-because-were-hurting

Posted by News 4 San Antonio on Friday, May 19, 2017
 

UPDATE: San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood confirms that firefighter Scott Deem died fighting the flames.

Опубліковано KABB FOX 29 News, San Antonio 18 травня 2017 р.

 

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