Stephen Frye, Fire Chief

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Fire Chief Stephen Frye collapsed while operating on an initial attack line at the scene of a late night two-alarm chimney fire that destroyed a residential structure. Fire Chief Frye was treated immediately on scene by fellow responders and transported to the hospital by a Hilltown ambulance crew where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Incident Location: 1524 Southampton Rd, Montgomery, MA 01085 (U.S. National Grid: 18T XM 8183 7522)

Department information

Montgomery Fire Department
159 Main Rd
U.S. National Grid: 18T XM 8025 7573
Montgomery, Massachusetts 01085

Chief: Pending

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

Age: 59
Rank: Fire Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 5, 2017 23:09
Date of death: December 5, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential