Kansas firefighter killed on brush fire

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.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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