A Chickasha firefighter who was burned while fighting a grass fire earlier this month died late Friday.
Destry Horton, 32, was critically injured March 1 while fighting wildfires near Duncan. He had been hospitalized in Oklahoma City since.
Horton suffered burns to about 50 percent of his body, including his lungs. Both of his arms were amputated.
Horton had given up his day off to help fight fires that were raging in southern Oklahoma March 1. Horton and a Rush Springs colleague entered a smoke-filled area, and their fire truck got stuck.
Published in The Oklahoman from Mar. 25 to Mar. 29, 2006