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LODD: Lt. Jeff Little, 50, of Waycross FD (GA) Dies at House Fire

Lt. Jeff Little died after being trapped in a house fire on Isabella Street early this morning. Firefighters were able to rescue Little from the house. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The fire has since been deemed arson. 

Funeral arrangements will be posted when available.


A Waycross Fire Department lieutenant died early Sunday in the line of duty as firefighters battled a house fire, authorities said.

Lt. Jeff Little, 50, was pronounced dead at Mayo Clinic Health System Waycross at 3:17 a.m., Ware County Deputy Coroner Terry Anderson told the Times-Union.

Little and other firefighters had been battling a house fire on Isabella Street about 2 a.m. when he was injured. Details were not immediately available Sunday.




Fire officials say the fire has been ruled an arson, and because of that, they are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest of up to $10,000.

Fire officials say under the Georgia fire statue its considered murder when a firefighter is killed in the line of duty while fighting a fire that's been deemed arson.

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  • Jessica Steffek

    I hope that Justice will be served to the ones that took my cousin life he was a good man that served his community and a very special person.Heaven got a very special Angel ..Gone but will not be forgotten. Love you Jeff Little.
    From Your cousins Jessica Wells Steffek.