Mississippi firefighter killed in crash responding to fire

  • Source: WJTV Jackson
  • Published: 11/05/2018 12:00 AM

The cold and rainy night on Sunday seemed fitting in the town of Magee, given the sad and mournful emotion felt throughout the community, since Saturday's accident which killed 34-year-old volunteer firefighter Dustin Grubbs, while on his way to fight a structure fire. Black ribbons are seen adorned all along the outside the Magee Fire Dept. Sunday, which department officials say pays respect to the fallen fireman and also signifies to the community just how much they are grieving for him. We are told Dustin leaves behind his four small children and his wife. In our exclusive interview Sunday night with Maqgee Fire Chief Lane Steele, he shares his fondest memories of the man. "He was a jokester," Stelle said. "He liked to have fun just like the rest of the guys. When he got into the department, he was not a standoff-ish kinda' guy. He was the kind of person that just blended in with the rest of the guys. He had fun when it was time to have fun, but he was serious when it was time to be serious too."


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