Kentucky firefighter dies at home after fighting fire in Estill County
A volunteer firefighter has died just hours after returning home from fighting a fire. It happened southeast of Lexington in Estill County.
ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) – A volunteer firefighter has died just hours after returning home from fighting a fire.
It happened southeast of Lexington in Estill County.
The fire department there says Zachary "Chase" Clevenger responded to a fire last night and returned home just before midnight.
The 30-year-old was found unresponsive by his wife around seven Saturday morning.
Clevenger was a volunteer firefighter with Estill County Fire Department and a career firefighter with Montgomery County Fire and EMS.
NOTE (From Supporting Heroes): Firefighter Clevenger's death is classified as "line of duty" pursuant to the provisions of the Hometown Heroes Act and Dale Long Act. In general, if a person suffers a heart attack, stroke or vascular rupture (that later proves fatal) within 24-hours of non-routine stressful or strenuous duty, it is presumed to have occurred in the line of duty -- absent compelling medical evidence to the contrary. As noted, Firefighter Clevenger engaged in such duty several hours before his death.
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