Volunteer firefighter dies following blaze

Volunteer firefighter dies following blaze

23 February 2013

published by www.au.news.yahoo.com

Australia — A 60-year-old volunteer firefighter has been killed while cleaning up after a fire in Quindanning, about 160 kilometres south-east of Perth.

Police say the man was hit by the branch of a falling tree on Fletcher Road, west of Williams, on Friday morning.

He was taken to Narrogin hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Terry Hunter from the Association of Volunteer Bushfire Brigades says the man was helping the Quindanning fire brigade when the accident happened.

He says the man’s death is a tragedy.

“On behalf of the volunteer association, our thoughts are with the family of the person that lost their life and of course fellow firefighters from the area and his friends,” Mr Hunter said.
Police say the man’s death is not suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner.


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