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Balko firefighter dies from injuries battling grass fire in Beaver County

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 11:05 AM CDT
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BEAVER COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - A Balko firefighter who was injured while fighting a grass fire in Beaver County has died.

Jason Smith and another firefighter were hurt when their vehicle rolled off a six-foot enbankment. The men were flown to a burn unit in Lubbock.

On Sunday, Smith died from his injuries and leaves behind a wife, two daughters and a grandson.

If you would like to send cards or other items to his family, you can send them to the Balko Fire Department.

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