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ETX firefighter dead after brush fire incident

Officials say this location near Kay Currie Road is where Goins was found dead. Officials say this location near Kay Currie Road is where Goins was found dead.

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - A Huntington volunteer firefighter died Thursday evening while apparently fighting a fire, according to the chief of the department.

David Goins was 47.

Fellow firefighter Kimberly Clark said firefighters with the Texas Forest Service were responding to a brush fire near Goins residence on Kay Currie Road when they found him dead, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Goins is survived by three sons, Clark said.

Lufkin Fire Department spokesman Steve McCool said Goins worked as a Lufkin firefighter from 1985 to 1996, working his way up to lieutenant when he resigned.

"I worked for him for a couple years," McCool said. "He was a good man and I hate to see the loss."

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