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Willie Bunch


While on-duty at the fire department, Lieutenant Willie Bunch contracted COVID-19.  He passed away from the virus on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

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

Department information

Oak City Fire and Rescue Department
101 East Commerce ST
PO Box 190
Oak City, North Carolina 27857

Chief: Minton Beach

Age: 57
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 21, 2021 8:54 a.m.
Date of death: August 16, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: September 08, 2021