Pine City Firefighter Collapses, Dies En Route to Grass Fire

Pine City Firefighter Collapses, Dies EnRoute to Grass Fire

30 April 2008

published by www.myfoxtwincities.com


PINE CITY , Minn. — Pine City firefighter Jeremy Jylka, 34, died Tuesday afternoon en route to a grass fire.

According to the Pine City Sheriff’s Office, Jylka collapsed while riding in the fire truck on the way to a fire between Hinckley and Pine City . Jylka stopped breathing and another firefighter started to perform CPR.

Jylka, 34, was pronounced dead at Kanabec Hospital . He joined the fire department in 2007 and is survived by his wife, Kelly and their 4-year-old daughter, Anica.


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