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Update: Cactus firefighter dies

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Cactus, TX - A Cactus firefighter injured while battling wildfires earlier this month has died.

Officials say Elias Jaquez, 49, died from his injuries overnight at the Lubbock burn unit.

The father of four was wearing protective pants, but not a protective shirt when he was running away from the flames after his truck became stuck in dirt.

His family says he suffered major burns after he was shocked by a downed electrical wire.