Arlie “Pooh” Hill, III

Lieutenant Hill and his brother-in-law, Lt. Adam Stephens who is also a firefighter with Whitley City Fire Department, witnessed a fire in a residence near Hill’s home. After reporting the fire to which their fire department also responded, the two initiated a search of the home. While inside the structure, the firefighters were caught by rapid fire progress and injured. Stephens suffered fewer injuries and was able to rescue Hill from the burning home. Lieutenant Hill succumbed to his injuries, severe burns, after nearly two months in the hospital. Incident Location: Water Plant Road (USNG: 16S GF 273 631)

Department Information

Whitley City Fire Department
PO Box 485, N 27 LN
USNG: 16S GF 2613 6726
Whitley City, Kentucky 42653

Chief: Tony Miller

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 37 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Aug 30, 2013 22:30
Date of Death: Oct 27, 2013 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Burns 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential 
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Memorial Fund Information

The Bank of McCreary County has a funds account that has been set up by the Whitley City Fire Department for Lt. Arlie "Pooh" Hill and his family. If you would like to make a donation you can contact the bank by the following information: Telephone: 606-376-5031 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 160, Whitley City, KY 42653