While conducting exterior operations with other firefighters at a residential structure fire on Happy Hollow Road in Sissonville, Firefighter Appleton suffered a medical emergency. Appleton reportedly went into cardiac arrest and was treated at the scene then transported to the hospital but passed away from his injury.
Incident Location: 6 Happy Hollow Road, Sissonville, WV (USNG: 17S MC 4281 6045)
Malden Volunteer Fire Department
3924 Malden DR
USNG: 17S MC 5133 3937
Charleston, West Virginia 25306
Chief: William L. Peterson
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.