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Hillsborough firefighter dies on duty

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County firefighter died while on duty Sunday morning after what fire officials describe as a medical incident.

The death of firefighter Iran D. Rivers, 48, of Tampa is under investigation, according to Hillsborough Fire Rescue spokeswoman Nacole Revette.

She said the Medical Examiner's office has not yet determined a cause of death.

"Please keep his family and friends in your prayers," Fire Rescue officials said in a statement.

Fire Rescue officials declined to release Rivers' unit, the place of death or any of the circumstances of the medical incident.

Fire Rescue leaders will meet Monday to discuss the incident, Revette said, after which additional information might be released.

Revette said Rivers was not married and did not have children.

Hillsborough firefighter dies on duty 09/22/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 22, 2013 7:22pm]
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