Volunteer Oklahoma Firefighter Killed Battling House Fire

Monday, August 13th 2018, 12:15 am
By: News On 6

Authorities in southwestern Oklahoma say a volunteer firefighter died Friday, August 10th, while battling a house fire.

The Jackson County sheriff's department says 54-year-old Madison "Maddy" Lee Clinton Jr. was killed while battling a house fire in Friendship, about 137 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. 

Clinton, 54, was the assistant chief of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department.  He worked a full time job for AEP/PSO as a electric lineman. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. 

The fire broke out at about 5:30 p.m. and authorities say the structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Officials say Clinton was attempting to extinguish the flames when part of the structure collapsed, pinning him underneath.

The cause of the fire has not been determined but officials say the structure was destroyed.

Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Altus.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.