Trumann fire chief dead after heart attack while working fire - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Trumann fire chief dead after heart attack while working fire

FILE: Rick Winkles interviewed in May of 2009 FILE: Rick Winkles interviewed in May of 2009

TRUMANN, AR  (KAIT) – Rick Winkles, who has been fire chief for several years in Trumann, suffered a massive heart attack while fighting a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Lt. Revis Kemper with the Trumann Fire Department. Winkles died around 6 p.m. at the hospital.

According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, Winkles suffered a heart attack while on call at Hatche Coon Road. Winkles was a few months shy of being on the force for 28 years. He had planned to retire. 

Kemper said the home was a total loss, and it started from an accidental grass fire. The residents of the home have been reported safe.

Winkles was 53 years old. 

Copyright 2014 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Paragould car dealership destroyed by fire

    Paragould car dealership destroyed by fire

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:43:16 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:45:04 GMT
    (Source: Jacob Arnett)(Source: Jacob Arnett)

    A used car dealership in Paragould was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

    A used car dealership in Paragould was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

  • Region 8 man killed in early-morning crash

    Region 8 man killed in early-morning crash

    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:07:18 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:27:16 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Region 8 man died in a car crash early Friday morning.

    A Region 8 man died in a car crash early Friday morning.

  • Cut-A-Thon for Christopher held

    Cut-A-Thon for Christopher held

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:54:00 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:00:27 GMT
    Christopher Copeland needs a liver transplant at UAMS to survive. (Source: Christopher Copeland)Christopher Copeland needs a liver transplant at UAMS to survive. (Source: Christopher Copeland)

    Former Jonesboro hairdresser in desperate need of liver transplant.

    Former Jonesboro hairdresser in desperate need of liver transplant.

Powered by Frankly