Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Natrona County firefighter hospitalized during a grass fire Thursday afternoon suffered a massive stroke, county Fire Investigator Dave Baker said Friday. Firefighter Adam Longo was driving a squad truck to the fire station to pick up a brush truck when he suffered the stroke, Baker said in a media release. Other firefighters in the truck were able to get control of the vehicle and bring it to a safe stop, he said.
Longo underwent surgery late Thursday afternoon and was listed in critical but stable condition Friday, Baker said.
"The NCFD would like to thank all of the local Fire, EMS and Law enforcement agencies for their around the clock support of Firefighter Longo, his family and our department," Baker said.
Longo was responding to a grass fire near Andrea Street just west of Salt Creek Highway when he was stricken. The blaze destroyed a small camper and scorched about 3,000 square feet of grass.