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New Information On The Two Local Firefighters Killed Saturday


More information about two firefighters in Onslow County who lost their lives, while responding to a mobile home fire Saturday afternoon. According to the Highway Patrol -- their truck flipped along Highway 111 just outside of Jacksonville , and the two firefighters inside -19 year old Brandon Whimple, and 45 Year old Billy Williams perished.

The men were part of The Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief Martin Updergraff says the loss of two of his own men is a tragedy, that's hitting the small department extremely hard.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation -- we do know there were no other vehicles involved. Both men will have full firefighters funeral services this week, we are told they will be held on both Tuesday and Wednesday.


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