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Weatherford Firefighter Dies After Fighting Scenic Loop Complex Fires

(Photo Courtesy of the City of Weatherford)

A firefighter from Weatherford, Texas died Sunday after helping to fight the Scenic Loop Complex fires near the Davis Mountains.

“It is with great sadness and deepest regrets that the City of Weatherford and Weatherford Fire Department report the passing of Firefighter Richard ‘Andy’ Loller, Jr.,” city officials wrote in a Facebook post.

Officials said Loller suffered a "medical emergency" while assisting with efforts to contain the Scenic Loop Complex. The 42-year-old received medical treatment and was stabilized before being placed on an airplane to receive additional treatment in Odessa.

Loller died while in flight. He had spent 13 years in fire service.

Loller  is survived by his wife, two children and sister.

Carlos Morales is Marfa Public Radio's News Director.