East Olympia Fire captain dies following Yelm house fire

East Olympia Fire captain dies following Yelm house fire

East Olympia Fire District #6 Captain John Ostergard has died following a medical emergency suffered while working a structure fire on 119th Street in the Yelm area on Friday night.

The Washington State Firefighter’s Association confirmed Captain Ostergard’s death on Monday.

The association said in a post “The support from the many lives he touched has been heartwarming and appreciated more than we can say. Further details will be posted here as they become known. Please hold his family in your prayers. Rest easy, Cap. We’ll take it from here.”

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