firefighter killed in biltmore estate by falling from tree

FireFighter Killed in Biltmore Estate by Falling From Tree

A New York firefighter was killed when a tree limb fell onto the vehicle he was travelling at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, authorities said.

FireFighter Killed Biltmore Estate

In heavy winds on Friday, a limb fell across a road near the estate’s entrance and struck a guest’s vehicle, according to Biltmore spokesperson Marissa Jamison in an email.

With the help of Biltmore teams, Buncombe County emergency medical services and Asheville fire departments responded. Three adults and one kid were in the vehicle, and one individual injuries were potentially lethal, Jamison said. She stated that an investigation is now underway.

According to the Citizen Times, Asheville fire spokesperson Kelley Klope stated the driver died before firefighters arrived.