FRIENDSHIP, OK (KSWO) - New details are being released following the tragic death of a Friendship firefighter earlier this week. Friday evening, a house near Altus was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene. Authorities say 54-year-old Madison Lee Clinton Junior was attempting to extinguish the flames when part of the structure collapsed, pinning him underneath. Clinton was the assistant chief of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department.
His funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 at Altus First Baptist Church.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined but officials say the structure was destroyed.