Assistant Flanders fire chief dies in the line of duty

Assistant Flanders Fire Chief Thomas Shields has died after responding to a call involving a child who became sick by the heat.It is the fire

FLANDERS - Assistant Flanders Fire Chief Thomas Shields has died after responding to a call involving a child who became sick by the heat.

It is the fire company's first line-of-duty death since its founding in 1927.

Officials have not yet released any additional details.

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