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Elk Co. firefighter dies in the line of duty

Second line of duty death in department

By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press

FOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. An Elk County volunteer firefighter has died after suffering a medical incident while at the scene of vehicle accident Saturday.

The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department said Blaine "Skeeter" Wildnauer, Jr., 58, died after suffering cardiac arrest at a crash scene at about 10:45 a.m. on Old Kersey Road in Fox Township.

The Elk County coroner's office ruled his death by natural causes, without offering specifics.
Details were being withheld at the request of his family.

Wildnauer's death is the second line of duty death by a firefighter in the 75-year history of the department. Another firefighter died of a medical emergency on a call in 1956.

Wildnauer had been a volunteer with the fire company for 40 years.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times