RAW: Fire chief who died while fighting fire laid to rest

Posted at 8:47 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 20:47:10-05

WESTFIELD, MA (WWLP/CNN) - A funeral was held Monday for the fire chief of Montgomery County, MA. Chief Stephen Frye died after collapsing while battling a house fire last week.

Frye was a member of the volunteer fire department for nearly 25 years, and served as chief for 17 years. He leaves behind a wife and two adult children.

One of his sons is also a firefighter and was working alongside his dad when he collapsed. It's unclear exactly what caused Frye's death.

It's also unknown what caused the fire he was fighting. Frye was 59.

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