The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of a firefighter fatality:
Northeast Lakeside Fire Department
Mountain Home, Arkansas
On April 21, 2019, Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins was responding to a brush fire when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away on April 24, 2019 at the age of 75. He had been a firefighter for 5 years.
A celebration of Mr. Watkins’ life will be held May 4 at First United Methodist Church, 605 W 6th St, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends, and co-workers.