GREENFIELD — A Greenfield firefighter died of a heart attack hours after helping fight a blaze that devastated several local businesses.
Scott Compton, 55, of Greenfield, died from an apparent heart attack Saturday afternoon at his home.
Compton was a 17-year veteran of the Greenfield Fire Territory.
He worked as part-time firefighter, carrying a rank of lieutenant, and was on scene Friday night as local fire crews fought a blaze at Riley Park Plaza.
Because his death occurred within 48 hours of fighting a fire, Compton’s is considered a line-of-duty death, officials said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, and funeral plans are being made.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.