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District fire chief suffers heart attack at Baton Rouge fatal fire

Posted at 10:20 AM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 11:20:31-04

The district chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department suffered a heart attack at the scene of a fatal fire Sunday night, according to the Advocate.

The newspaper reports that the chief was responding with firefighters to a home in Baton Rouge when he suffered the attack and had to be resuscitated.

A spokesman said the chief was brought to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The house fire, which occurred at a home on Hibiscus Drive, resulted in the death of one of the home’s occupants. Officials say another resident was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation into what caused the fire is currently underway.

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is also investigating.