John Adams, a firefighter with the Silver City Volunteer Fire Department in Oklahoma collapsed and stopped breathing around 10:00 or 10:30 p.m. Friday while working on a vegetation fire near Mannford. Mr. Adams, who had been with the Silver City FD for five years, had been fighting the fire for several hours.
He leaves behind a wife and three children.
The 1,000 acre fire is believed to have been started by an arsonist. Three fires were set within a mile of each other, minutes apart.
Our condolences go out to the family and the Silver City Volunteer Fire Department.