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Help Needed for Fallen W.Va. Volunteer Firefighter’s Family

Volunteer firefighter Russ Roberson died preventing someone from entering a well-involved building

Source: Firefighter Close Calls

A quick update on Fallen Iaeger (W, Va.) Firefighter Russ Roberson. Firefighter Roberson died in the line of duty yesterday from injuries he suffered trying to stop an individual from going back into a burning house. He was part of a multi-department response around 0245 hours yesterday at the dwelling fire in McDowell County. When crews arrived at the scene, the house was well involved.

Firefighter Roberson suffered smoke inhalation while trying to stop a person from entering the burning home, and he later died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. It’s not clear what happened to the individual Firefighter Roberson was trying to save.

The area, McDowell County, West Virginia, where this fire occurred is unfortunately very low income and severely impacted by blight. Firefighter Roberson was a volunteer Firefighter. Any assistance you can offer in helping his family pay for funeral expenses is appreciated.


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