Oklahoma Fire Chief Killed in Grain Elevator Blaze, Five Firefighters Injured

KTUL is reporting that a firefighter from Hydro, Oklahoma has been killed and five others injured, one seriously, in a blaze at a grain elevator today.

The fire started at around 10:30 a.m. local time when a soy bean storage bin caught fire. Crews continued to battle the blaze into the afternoon and several nearby homes were evacuated. The town is about 70 miles west of Oklahoma City, the station reports.

Latest from NewsOK: Hydro firefighters mourn chief but continue to battle elevator fire

Full Story: http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0309/606444.html?ref=ffn

More: Tulsa World is reporting Fire Chief Nolan Schmidt died and five other volunteers were injured.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

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Our thoughs and prayers are with all family and firefighters families and friends in their time of grief.

May your memories bring you comfort.
Sincerest condolences to Chief Schmidt's family, friends and to the crew. God be with you all.
Does anyone really know what happened? condolences to the family and personel of the Fire Dept. Rest in peace my brother and a job well done.
Sad:( ...what a tragedy! I pray that the Chief's family will find peace with the love and support from the community..and may the Chief R.I.P...
My condolences are extended to Chief Nolan Schmidt's family, friends, fire department and community.
God's speedy recovery for the injured.
Art Goodrich
Chief Retired
My heart goes out to the family of Chief Schmidt. It is always a horrible thing when someone gives their life doing this job. My thoughts are also with the members that will have to deal with the void left in both their hearts and their organization.

God Bless
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schmidt family and fire family, and those injured on this fire. Please know that firefighters in So. Cal are with you in this critical time.
Chris Pavoni Santee Firefighters IAFF 4373
This one is kind of close to home for me. I used to live in a trailer park between Weatherford and Hydro so I am very familiar with this area. My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the fireman that was lost and also to the families of the injured firefighters. Get well soon.
What has made America a great nation is the selfless sacrifice of those special few throughout our history. God bless you Chief Nolan for YOUR selfless sacrifice...
Condolences and thoughts to all involved. May God be with each one.
All of us from station 42, you be in are prayers.
May God be with them.
our prayers go out to the Schmidt's family.

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