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LODD – Jim Niles: Downs, Kansas Fire Captain Dies at a Garage Fire

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.

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