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Malachi Brown


On Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, Lieutenant Malachi Brown was working at the scene of a residential fire when he suffered 3rd degree burns.  He was transported to the Springfield Burn Unit and was placed in a medically induced coma.  Lieutenant Malachi Brown succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. 

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

Department information

Baxter Springs Fire Department
121 W 11th ST
Baxter Springs, Kansas 66713

Chief: Gunnar Wixon

Age: 32
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 15, 2021 10:49 p.m.
Date of death: November 10, 2021
Cause of death: Caught or Trapped
Nature of death: Burns
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: December 07, 2021