CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State flags at the Capitol Complex and at state facilities in Logan County are at half-staff in honor of a fire chief who died while responding to a call for assistance.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags to be lowered from dawn to dusk on Wednesday in honor of 63-year-old Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief George Underwood.
Assistant state fire marshal Jason Baltic says Underwood collapsed on April 3 as he was helping to clean out a blocked culvert.
Tomblin says in a news release that Underwood had served as the fire department's chief for more than 25 years.
A funeral services is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Mill Creek.