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In the Line of Duty
Zeb Smith, 40 - Fritch, Texas
Zeb Smith Chief Fritch Volunteer Fire Department Fritch, Texas Age: 40 Sex: Male Classification: Volunteer Years of service: 23 Date of incident: March 5, 2024 Date of death: March 5, 2024 On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, Chief Zeb Smith was the first to arrive at the scene of a residential fire. He entered the home to check on any occupants but did not exit. Fellow firefighters found him unresponsive and immediately began medical treatment. He was then transported to the Golden Plains Community Hospital where he later died. The cause of death has yet to be determined.