Update, 7/28/15: The U.S. Fire Administration reported that North Carolina Air National Guard Fire and Emergency Services Captain Hicks, 44, was found unresponsive in his fire department bunkroom several hours after responding to a mutual aid structure fire at 39025 Kemp Road, Albemarle.
Captain Hicks was treated by fellow firefighters and other responders but was pronounced deceased at the firehouse. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be determined by authorities.
ORIGINAL STORY (7/27/15): A firefighter died at a fire station in Stanly County Monday morning, reports wsoctv.com.
Officials said the firefighter, whose name is not being released, responded to a fire in Stanly County with the National Guard Fire Department Sunday night. He died at the fire station before his shift ended Monday.
An official said an autopsy is pending, but believe he may have died from a heart attack.
Multiple fire departments responded to a fire on Camp Road in Stanly County around 7:45 p.m.
Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the home. It took crews an hour and 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.
There were only minor injuries on the scene; no firefighters were taken to the hospital.
The owners were not at home at the time of the fire. They showed up prior to the fire department and saw smoke coming from the roof.
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