Russell K. Roberson, Firefighter

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On Saturday evening, June 20, 2020, firefighters from the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department, as well as several other departments, responded to the scene of a residential fire.  On Sunday, June 21, 2020, firefighters again responded to the same residence for a possible rekindle. While at the scene, Firefighter Russell K. Roberson evacuated a home owner from a second residence that had started to burn.  He became ill and while being transported to the hospital, passed away.  The cause of his death has not yet been determined.

Department information

Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department
132 Circle ST
PO Box 12
Iaeger, West Virginia 24844

Chief: Luther Marshall

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

Age: 42
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: June 21, 2020 02:41
Date of death: June 21, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential