Firefighter dies on brush fire in Virginia

Hal Clark
Hal Clark, photo from

We are saddened to report another firefighter fatality, this time at a brush fire on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. William Harold “Hal” Clark collapsed while working on a fire in New Church, Virginia off Route 13 on September 24. He was transported to a hospital in Salisbury, MD where he was pronounced dead. An Autopsy is planned to determine the exact cause of death.

Mr. Clark was president and life-time member of the Atlantic Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. Their Facebook page is HERE.

A funeral service with full firefighter honors will be held Friday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church in Chincoteague, VA. Interment will be held at the John W. Taylor Cemetery in Temperanceville, VA. Friends are invited to call Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. at Union Baptist Church in Chincoteague.


Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Hal Clark.

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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.