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LATIMER COUNTY, Okla. - Members of the Buffalo Valley Fire Department were battling a fire at a house that was full of ammunition when the worst happened. The fire caused the ammunition to heat up and discharge, striking one firefighter in the face and head, according to officials.
The firefighter was rushed to the hospital and his condition remains unknown to the public.
"Our chief was so upset [that] 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."
The community and emergency management has asked that everyone keep the firefighter, the chief and the family who lost their home in your thoughts and prayers.
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