Texas Firefighter Fatally Stricken During Wildfire

Weatherford firefighter dies after assisting at fire

 

Weatherford Firefighter Richard ‘Andy’ Loller, Jr. (CBSDFW/Flowermound Fire Department, Facebook)

 

WEATHERFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Weatherford firefighter has died after assisting in firefighting operations in West Texas, the department said Sunday.

“It is with great sadness and deepest regrets that the City of Weatherford and Weatherford Fire Department report the passing of Firefighter Richard ‘Andy’ Loller, Jr.,” officials said.

Officials said Loller Jr. suffered a medical emergency while performing wildland firefighting operations in West Texas. He was flown by helicopter to receive medical treatment and was stabilized before he was placed in a medical airplane to Odessa.

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