|Birth: ||May 25, 1982|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 2007|
Prince William County
Kyle Wilson a Prince William County career firefighter was killed while searching for occupants in a three-alarm house fire.
Wilson's death marks the first line-of-duty fatality in the 41-year history of the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue.
Firefighters lost physical contact with Wilson during the initial search and tried to rescue him but had to withdraw when the house began to collapse.
The seven occupants of the house in Woodbridge escaped and were inside a neighbor's house when firefighters began their search and rescue operation.
Although heavy fire was showing, firefighters had reason to believe there were occupants inside the house, and that there was the potential to make a rescue.
But high-speed winds gusted through windows that the fire blew out, feeding the flames and creating intensely dangerous conditions.
Firefighters "made every effort to initiate a rescue," but the fire continued to rapidly spread and firefighters were forced to evacuate when the structure began to collapse.
Wilson, who graduated from Hylton in 2000, joined the department in January 2006, graduating from the recruit academy that June.
Wilson is survived by his parents, brother, sister and girlfriend.
My thanks to Ron & Jan for sponsoring Kyle.
(bio by: Steve Edquist)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory...
Record added: Apr 18, 2007
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