A Tennessee man who was killed while fighting a wildfire has been identified as James L. Brown.
He was a paramedic for the Knoxville Fire Department.
“I’m really happy to hear this news,” Brown’s son, J.L. Brown, told the Knoxvillians.
“We are looking forward to finding out more details as we get closer to the actual investigation.
It’s been a hard time for our family.
Brown was a 23-year veteran of the Knox County Fire Department and a paramedico in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. “
He was a very good man, he was an amazing dad, a great son, and I will miss him.”
Brown was a 23-year veteran of the Knox County Fire Department and a paramedico in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee.
He also worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation as a paramedics aide, the department said in a news release.
The Knoxville Police Department said on Facebook that it was investigating a suspicious fire in the town of Knox County on Sunday.
Authorities later identified the victim as James Brown, the sheriff’s department said.
According to the sheriff, Brown was driving his pickup truck and that it caught fire on a rural road and that he and his passenger were not injured.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Knox Fire Department in its investigation.