KAKE television station and FirefighterCloseCalls.com are reporting that a Peru, Kansas firefighter was killed on a vegetation fire on Sunday, April 11. Harold D. Reed Sr, 74 years of age, was overcome by smoke while working on a fire west of Peru and died in the line of duty. Firefighter Reed was transported to Sedan City Hospital where efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. He had been a longtime member of the fire district and was a current board member.
Funeral services will be handled by the David Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
Our condolences to firefighter Reed’s coworkers and family.