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(UPDATE) Shelby County fire fighter dies from medical issue while on the scene of a combine & field fire


October 20th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency said Saturday, that a medical issue at the scene of an agricultural equipment and field fire Saturday afternoon, resulted in the death of a firefighter. A 9-1-1 call about the fire was received at around 2:40-p.m. at the Shelby County EMA 911 Center, regarding a combine and field fire near Highway 37 and Hazel Road.

Units from Earling Fire and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched with mutual aid from Defiance and Irwin Fire. Shortly after Earling Fire arrived on scene, a medical incident occurred. Additional assistance was requested from Medivac and Harlan Police Department.

The firefighter has since passed away. He was identified as Earling Fire Chief, Tom Henrich.

Combine/Field fire east of Earling Saturday. (KNOD photo courtesy Andy Ahrenholtz)