Volunteer Selden firefighter loses job over Manorville wildfire

A volunteer Selden firefighter says he was fired from his job for staying to fight Monday's brush fire in Manorville.Jonathan Barnett says he missed his

SELDEN - A volunteer Selden firefighter says he was fired from his job for staying to fight Monday's brush fire in Manorville.Jonathan Barnett says he missed his regular shift at a private EMT company Monday because he was fighting the flames and he couldn't call in from the burning brush. When he showed up for work the next day, Barnett says the company fired him.Selden Fire Chief Tony Ryan says he's never heard of a company firing a firefighter because they missed a shift to help out in an emergency.Barnett's ambulance company could not be reached for comment.Firefighter hurt in wildfire didn't know if he'd make it outBrush fires bring vivid flashbacks of '95 inferno

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