Firefighter Groover collapsed while operating on the second floor interior of a burning residential structure. A Mayday was sounded and Groover was quickly removed from the building by fellow firefighters. He was then transported to a local medical center but did not survive the injuries sustained in the incident. An investigation into the circumstances of the fire and Groover’s death is underway by local and state authorities.
Incident Location: 1400 block of Mistletoe (U.S. National Grid: 15R TP 8438 2506)
Houston Fire Department
600 Jefferson, 7th FL
U.S. National Grid: 15R TN 7054 9373
Houston, Texas 77002
Chief: Terry Garrison
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.