Virginia Part-Time Forestry Firefighter Dies Fighting Wildfire


Share post:

Scott County, VA – A tragic turn of events unfolded on Thursday as a Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) firefighter lost his life while battling a three-acre wildfire. 

According to the Virginia State Police, the incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on March 30, on Garland Drive in Scott County. Firefighter James C. Ward, a part-time member of a hand crew, collapsed during the firefighting efforts and was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he tragically did not recover. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway, with details still emerging. The DOF community and the Ward family are in mourning, as tributes pour in for the experienced firefighter who had been serving since 1998.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Bourbonnais, IL – Classic Cars Converge for Cancer Charity: 14th Annual Benefit Car Show in May

Bourbonnais, IL - Bourbonnais is set to host the 14th Annual Benefit Car Show, a community event driven by...

Morgan County, IN – Travelers Face Detours: State Road 44 Closure Announced

Morgan County, IN – Morgan County commuters will need to plan alternative routes as State Road 44 has...

Elkhart, IN – Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Teen Driver on C.R. 7

Elkhart, IN - A tragic collision in Elkhart claimed the life of a 37-year-old bicyclist, Morris Williams of South...

Iowa Manhunt: Double Homicide Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous

Marshalltown, IA - A double homicide investigation is underway in Marshalltown, Iowa, following the discovery of two deceased...