Flags at Half-Staff Today to Honor Fallen Fire Fighter

We brought you the story this week of a Sissonville fire fighter who died of a medical condition while responding to a blaze, and now services have been set. And also, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all flags at state-owned facilities in Kanawha County lowered to half-staff today to honor John Appleton. He was a Malden Volunteer Fire Department member and chaplain who died Monday after collapsing on the scene of a fire. A semi-private service for the family, church members and Malden VFD is set for this morning. A donation fund has been set up too, at any Poca Valley Bank in the name of the Happy Hollow Road Fire Fund.