Firefighter Smith was released from the hospital on April 19 and he had a checkup on April 27 and his wife said “everything looks positive.” They were supposed to go back for a follow-up this week.
One of the two Firefighters who were burned last month while battling a wildfire in the Oklahoma panhandle has died in the Line of Duty. Balko Firefighter Jason Smith died Sunday, 33 days after the incident, after taking a sudden turn for the worse. Smith and brother Firefighter Tyler Morris were burned April 5 when their truck rolled over in a ditch. The two were operating at the Beaver River Fire in Beaver County. They were treated in the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.