Hawkins County firefighter dies in line of duty

POSTED: 9:37 PM Feb 25 2013   UPDATED: 4:47 PM Feb 26 2013

Hawkins County firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own.

David Schnepp, 43, passed away Sunday evening. Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Michael Yates says Schnepp's death occurred after fighting a brush fire and responding to a house fire on Sunday.

Details of what exactly happened have not yet been released. This is the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in Hawkins County.