Fire Kills Yuma County (CO) Firefighter on the Way to Fellow Firefighter’s Funeral

Yuma County is mourning Firefighter Larry Wyant, who died Tuesday on the way to a fellow firefighter's funeral.

Yuma County, Colo. is mourning the second firefighter to die within a week.

Larry Wyant, a firefighter with the Joes Fire Department, was on his way to the funeral of Firefighter Darcy Stallings when he stopped on Highway 36 at County Road T in southern Yuma County to attempt to bring a fire in a cornfield under control, Fox 31 reports.

With 30-mile-an-hour winds gusting to 60, a wind shift surprised firefighters on the scene and the fire overtook Wyant, who perished.

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