Ellis County Rural firefighter hospitalized after falling ill on scene

By Jonathan Zweygardt
Hays Post – May 5, 2015

An Ellis County Rural firefighter was hospitalized Monday evening after experiencing health problems while responding to a fire north of Hays.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 1900 block of 260th Avenue just before 5 p.m. Monday for wood and trash burning in a pit.

According to Rural Fire Director Darin Myers, while crews were on scene one of the firefighters fell ill and Emergency Services officials were dispatched to the scene at approximately 5:20 p.m.

Myers said the firefighter, who was not identified, was then transported to Hays Medical Center for more tests. But Meyers said Tuesday he now is doing well and hopes to be out of the hospital soon.

“You never want that to happen, that’s about the worst thing,” Myers added. “The safety of your guys is the most important thing.”

Crews left the scene just before 5:30 p.m.

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