New Hampshire Firefighter Loses Life While Battling Brush Fire

Cause of death was said to be natural causes

A New Hampshire firefighter has died while battling a brush fire in Lyme.

Officials said Charles Waterbury suffered a medical emergency when he was battling the fire on Sunday. Waterbury, a 10-year veteran of the Oxford Fire Department, was treated at the scene then transported at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner's Office said that an autopsy determined the cause of Waterbury's death was natural causes due to heart disease.

Waterbury leaves behind a daughter, grandchild, parents, and two siblings.

His funeral has been schedule for Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. in Oxford.

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