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Monday, October 28, 2013

USFA: Kentucky Firefighter On-Duty Death: Firefighter Dies of Burn Complications - LODD 10.27.2013

Fire Lt. Arlie "Pooh" Hill III, 37, of Whitley City, Kentucky burned in September, died Sunday evening.

Lieutenant Arlie "Pooh" HIll III and his brother-in-law, Lt. Adam Stephens who is also a firefighter with Whitley City Fire Department, on August 30, 2013 at 2230hrs, witnessed a fire in a residence near Hill’s home. After reporting the fire to which their fire department also responded, the two initiated a search of the home. While inside the structure, the firefighters were caught by rapid fire progress and injured. Lieutenant Stephens suffered fewer injuries and was able to rescue Lieutenant Hill from the burning home. Lieutenant Arlie "Pooh" HIll III  succumbed to his injuries, severe burns, after nearly two months in the hospital on Sunday evening, October 27, 2013.

Our condolences to the Hill Family & Friends, the Pine Knot Fire District, and to all affected Fire Lt. Arlie "Pooh" Hill III's passing.

To date, 87  firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is notconclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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