Asheville, NC Firefighter Jeffrey Bowen Dies in Fire. Many others injured

I will update as more information becomes available.

Captain Jeffrey Bowen, a 13 year veteran, is the firefighter who died in the line of duty today in Asheville.

Asheville’s Fire Chief also stated that two others have been transported to the burn center in Augusta, Georgia. Six other firefighters are being treated at Mission Hill for heat-related illnesses.

One Asheville Firefighter is dead and many others injured after a fire in a medical building near Mission Hospital. The current total is that eight other firefighters were taken to the hospital for various reasons.

The medical building is located at 445 Biltmore Avenue. The alarm came in just after noon today. The building houses numerous private medical practices.

At least 1, maybe 2 MAYDAY’s were called during the fire. Fire was seen blowing out of a window on the 5th floor.

The fire was under control around 3pm.

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