Clute, Texas Firefighter Dies Battling House Fire

Courtesy The Facts

FREEPORT -- A Clute fire department captain died Monday afternoon while fighting a blaze that destroyed a Freeport home.

Roger Micheal Dunn, 48, collapsed during the firefighting ground operation, a combined effort of the Clute, Freeport and Surfside Beach fire departments. He was taken to Brazosport Memorial Hospital, where he died, Freeport Fire Chief John Stanford said.

Dunn, or "Mikey," as he was called by his colleagues at the Clute Volunteer Fire Depart-ment, devoted much of his life to firefighting, friends say.

"He was hard sometimes," said JohnRae Vintila, second assistant chief for the department. "When you