Butler County Times Gazette
  • Local firefighter suffers heart attack at scene of Tuesday's fire

  • Lt. Tim Follis currently in ICU at Kansas Medical Center.
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  • Augusta Fire fighters responded to 5828 SW Ohio St. around 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon to a fire that accidentally started on the deck behind the home belonging to Walter Storrer. The fire was under control in about 20 minutes and resulted in extensive damage. Lt. Tim Follis (shown in the inset) suffered a heart attack at the scene and was transported to Kansas Medical Center, where a cardiac cath procedure was performed and the removal of a blood clot. He was expected to be moved from the Intensive Care Unit today. Augusta Chief Tyler Brewer reported on Follis' condition and that the family would appreciate the community's prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery.

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