Firefighter dies just hours after battling barn fire

Jeffery Blackmer (Photo: Hamilton Township Fire Dept.)

MUNCIE, Ind. (WTHR) - The Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Delaware County is mourning the loss of one of their own.

42-year-old Jeffery Blackmer was found down by fellow firefighters at the station Wednesday morning.

The Hamilton Township Fire Chief says Blackmer had assisted with a barn fire earlier Wednesday morning.

Blackmer was last seen cleaning gear at the station after the fire.

The Delaware County Coroner says Blackmer may have suffered a cardiac event, but an autopsy would be performed.