East Texas firefighter found dead amid blaze

East Texas firefighter found dead amid blaze

10 June 2011

published by www.chron.com         

USA — HUNTINGTON, Texas — A veteran East Texas volunteer firefighter has been found dead after a blaze in a wooded area near his residence.

Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson says an autopsy has been ordered on 47-year-old David Goins. Goins was assistant chief of the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department.

Fellow firefighter Kimberly Clark says Texas Forest Service personnel were responding to reports of a brush fire when Goins was discovered dead late Thursday afternoon. An agency spotter plane had been investigating smoke in the area.

Fire Chief Jerry LaSalle says Goins had been with the department since 1988.

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