NY fire chief dies in his own house fire

Chief Frank Fowlston died of smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at his home

By FireRescue1 Staff

PLYMOUTH, N.Y. — A fire chief died Monday after a fire broke out at his home.

Press Connects reported that Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department Chief Frank Fowlston died of smoke inhalation and was found in his residence when first responders arrived.

Officials said the fire likely started in the living room, but the cause is still under investigation.

"He was funny, always liked to smile, joke around," Chief Fowlston’s son, Frank Fowlston Jr., said. "He loved everything about the fire department and the service.”

Chief Fowlston was a member of the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department for 12 years.

Fire at his home today took the life of Plymouth, NY Fire Chief Frank Fowlston.

Posted by Firefighters Worldwide on Monday, October 30, 2017

Rest In Peace Chief Fowlston. We will take it from here.

Posted by Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, October 30, 2017

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