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LA County Fire Captain Dies Suddenly Of Medical Emergency While On Duty

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain died while on duty Wednesday night.

The department confirmed Thursday that Capt. Steven McCann suffered a medical emergency at around 9:30 p.m.

He was rushed to a hospital, where he passed away. According to Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014, the firefighters' union, McCann was based out of Fire Station 166 in El Monte.

"It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the active duty death of another one of our brothers, Fire Captain Steven McCann, Fire Station 166/C, Battalion 10," the union said in a statement. "Captain McCann passed away unexpectedly last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family and friends today."

A procession was scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon to transport McCann's body from Arcadia to Pomona.

"The department extends its heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his family and friends," LACFD said in its own statement.

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