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    OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City firefighter collapsed at the scene of an apartment fire Wednesday afternoon and later died, fire officials confirmed.

    Cpl. Christopher Allen Dill died in the line of duty, fire officials announced shortly after 6 p.m.


    He joined the Oklahoma City Fire Department on June 18, 1993, and was promoted to corporal on June 18, 1996. Dill served at Fire Station 25 on the green shift and was greatly respected by his fellow firefighters, fire officials said.

    Crews had been called to a blaze at the Penn Grand Apartments, located at 3726 S. Penn Ave., at about 2:15 p.m.

    Investigators said food on a stove started the fire.

    Fire crews were cleaning up the mess at about 4 p.m., when Dill collapsed.

    CPR was administered until paramedics were able to get him to a hospital.

    The fire damaged about three units in the complex and displaced four families.

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    Wednesday, March 4, 2009; Posted: 6:55 p.m. (CDT)

    Oklahoma City -- A firefighter was killed after an apartment building went up in flames.

    Officials say the firefighter collapsed when they were packing up. They believe he had a seizure.

    Corporal Christopher Allen Dill was taken to the hospital where he passed away.

    Dill joined the Oklahoma City Fire Department on June 18, 1993, and was promoted to Corporal on June 18, 1996. In a statement, the Oklahoma City Fire Department said, "He was greatly respected by his fellow firefighters and will be truly missed."

    A cooking fire is responsible for a fire that broke out just before 2:15 Wednesday afternoon. The fire happened at an apartment complex located at 36th and S. Penn.

    Firefighters say the resident tried to put out the fire instead of calling 911, which resulted in the fire spreading.

    Firefighters say another problem was that the resident didn't pull the apartment door shut when leaving. Deputy Chief Cecil Clay says it's a problem they've seen several times recently.
    "When people are leaving these apartments they're not pulling the door shut behind them. You can tell in this fire it allowed the fire to progress through to the breezeway and it could've trapped other occupants in their apartments," says Clay.

    Red Cross officials say they're providing assistance for four families. We're told two dogs died in the fire. No other injuries were reported.

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    This sucks, especially so shortly after having to bury our fellow Oklahoma from Silver City...lots of thoughts and prayers to his family, his friends, and his department..
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    Very sad.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Department. Tough few weeks there.
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    My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

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    My condolences to the Oklahoma City Fire Department and the Dill family for their loss.

    Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels, Christopher.

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    Thoughts and prayers with the family and Brothers in OKC. RIP Brother.
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