CRESSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Cresson Volunteer Fire Department shared some sad news on Facebook Monday night.
One of their firefighters died while trying to help put out the wildfires out west.READ MORE: Many North Texas Teachers To Receive Pay Raises, Bonuses At Start Of New School Year
Here is what the fire department said:READ MORE: Armed 'Federales' Approach Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Fishing With Family Along Rio Grande River
“A few weeks ago we told everyone that some of our firefighters were helping with wildfires in the western US. One of them updated her Facebook profile picture yesterday to show the terrain where she was working. A couple of hours ago we learned that today she lost her life on the fireground. Our department is numbed by the news and we are hurting.”
No other details have been released at this time.MORE NEWS: VP Harris' Visit To El Paso For Border Trip Draws Criticism From Sens. Cruz And Cornyn, Gov. Abbott
Cresson is about 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth