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.
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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.