Firefighter dies while responding to blaze at Nebraska National Forest

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Another firefighter has died while responding to a Nebraska wildfire.

Region 26 Emergency Management said Mike Moody, assistant chief of the Purdum Volunteer Fire Department, “died in the line of duty.”

Moody, 59, died after suffering a medical emergency while fighting the Bovee Fire on Sunday.

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He served with the Purdum Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years, having previously served as fire chief and then assistant chief.

Moody becomes the third Nebraska firefighter to die in a 2022 wildfire. Two firefighters, Darren Krull and John Trumble, were killed while battling two separate wildfires earlier this year.

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