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Hawkins County firefighter dies in line of duty

Published On: Feb 25 2013 09:37:11 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 04:47:50 PM EST
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HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. -

Hawkins County firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own.

David Schnepp, 43, passed away Sunday evening. Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Michael Yates says Schnepp's death occurred after fighting a brush fire and responding to a house fire on Sunday.

Details of what exactly happened have not yet been released. This is the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in Hawkins County.