ETX firefighter dead after brush fire incident

ETX firefighter dead after brush fire incident

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."

Copyright 2011 KTRE. All rights reserved.