Huntington firefighter dies battling blaze behind his residence

Lufkin Daily News
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am

A Huntington Volunteer firefighter died battling a blaze in a wooded area behind his home Thursday afternoon off Billy Clark Road in Huntington, according to Huntington volunteer firefighter Derrick Clark.

David Goins, 47, was found dead by a Texas Forest Service spotter plane out investigating smoke in the area, Clark said. The forest service then contacted the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office.

“Around 4:20 it looks like the forest service spotter planes called but no other county departments were paged out,” Clark said. “We’re not sure if smoke got him and he went down or what. He was burned though.”

Goins’ death is under investigation by the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, Henson said.

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