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Oklahoma volunteer firefighter dies in the line of duty

KSWO

FRIENDSHIP, Okla. – A firefighter with the Friendship, Oklahoma, Volunteer Fire Department died in the line of duty earlier this week.

According to the Altus Fire Department, Friendship fire crews responded to a house fire near Altus Friday.

Officials say 54-year-old Friendship Fire Department Assistant Chief Madison “Maddy” Lee Clinton Jr. was tragically killed.

Clinton was “performing suppression operations on a structure fire” when during the operation, “the structure collapsed on Assistant Chief Clinton pinning him under the roof of the structure.”

His funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Altus First Baptist Church.