Australia Firefighter Killed When Wall Collapses After Pub Fire

Daniel Howard died of a cardiac arrest after a wall collapsed on he and another firefighter at the New Occidental Hotel, reports The Daily Telegraph (

The pair were believed to be outside the hotel after responding to the fire an hour earlier. The second man suffered a broken arm. Ten people inside the pub managed to escape before firefighters arrived.

Cobar Mayor Lilliane Brady said Mr Howard would be sorely missed.

“Four years ago we had $100,000 damage at our cemetery,” she said. “He was one of our singers at the fundraiser.”

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