Greenfield firefighter dies after blaze


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. 

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or