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Assistant Fire Chief Killed Battling Fire in Northern Indiana

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An assistant fire chief was killed and another firefighter was hurt in a large fire Tuesday night in northern Indiana.

41-year old Jamie Middlebrook of the New Carlisle Fire Department was inside the K-Fex Excavating and Trucking building setting up equipment when the roof collapsed. LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer says Middlebrook's body was pulled from the building a few hours later.

The Sheriff says the other, unnamed firefighter suffered a broken ankle, minor burns and smoke inhalation. He was treated at a local hospital. Middlebrook's cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The State Fire Marshal's Office and the ATF are helping with the investigation.

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