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Asheville Veteran Fire Captain Killed in The Line of Duty


source: AFD

source: wspa.com

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July 28th, 2011
Captain Jeff Bowen was killed in the line of duty and eight other firefighters were injured battling an afternoon blaze in Asheville, NC. The fire was in an occupied medical building and went to four alarms. 200 people evacuated the structure when the fire broke out. The fire started in an area that was not protected by automatic sprinklers. Other parts of the building were protected, but these systems were added after construction and were not required when the building was built.

Captain Bowen was performing search operations when he and his partner transmitted a mayday. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, Captain Bowen, age 37, went into cardiac arrest after succumbing to smoke and heat-related injuries.

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source: wspa.com
WSPA Channel 7 News Coverage
Asheville area, North Carolina News
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source: citizen-times.com
The Asheville Citizen-Times
Asheville, NC Newspaper
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Source: WYFF
WMBF News Coverage
North Carolina News
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Source: WLOS

WLOS News 13 Coverage
Western North carolina News
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