South Carolina Firefighter Dies from Undetermined Injury

A 50-year-old Myrtle Beach (SC) firefighter was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive by other members.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Lieutenant John Burns was discovered by other firefighters unresponsive in his bed today at the fire station early in the morning. He was pronounced deceased from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

In addition to other duties, Lieutenant Burns had responded to one or more emergency alarms earlier during his shift.

Burns had 26 years of service, according to the report.


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