Fire Captain Jim Niles,59, of the Downs Fire Department in Osborne County Kansas has died after a cardiac condition while working at a garage fire. The incident occurred on Thursday.
Niles had been with the department for 18 years. He leaves behind a wife, two children, and four grandchildren.
The Kansas State Firefighters Association is considering this a Line of Duty Death. There is no word on this being a USFA LODD.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Visitation: Monday, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Morgan & Blunt Street, Downs, Kansas
Funeral Service: Tuesday, 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Morgan & Blunt Street, Downs, Kansas