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Jackson fire chief passes away

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. --  A Jackson County volunteer fire chief died on the job Saturday.

Chief Charlie Pierson of the Southern Jackson Volunteer Fire Department died when he had a "medical event" while responding to an auto accident, according to a Facebook post from the West Virginia State Fireman's Association. Efforts to revive Pierson were not successful, according to the fireman's association.

A Jackson County dispatcher confirmed Pierson's death but offered no further details.



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