Nebraska Firefighter Dies after Fighting Grass Fire

Indianola firefighter collapsed hours after fighting fire

Firefighter Donny Lepper. (Nebraska Serious Injury and Line of Duty Death Response Team photo)

FirefighterNation Staff

INDIANOLA, Nebraska – A Nebraska family, fire department, and community will gather this weekend to mourn the loss of a volunteer firefighter.

KLKN-TV reports that Firefighter Donny Lepper collapsed hours after fighting a grass fire on Saturday morning near Indianola.

Lepper, a 23-year veteran of the fire department, was known by everyone in the community.

A funeral has been scheduled for Saturday, February 29, at 10:30 a.m. More details are provided by the Nebraska Serious Injury and Line of Duty Death Response Team.

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