Members of the Latimer County community are asking for prayers after they said a local firefighter was shot during a house fire and the fire chief had to be taken to an area hospital after experiencing a medical episode.
According to officials with Latimer County Emergency Management, the members of the Buffalo Valley Fire Department were battling a fire at a house that was full of ammunition. The flames caused the ammunition to start popping off, and a firefighter was shot in the face and head area, officials said.
The firefighter was taken to a hospital in Tulsa. His condition has not been released.
"Our chief was so upset he started having chest pains," officials with Latimer County Emergency Management wrote on Facebook. "He, too, was life flighted to Tulsa. He will have new meds and a few days at the hospital."