- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An autopsy report says a firefighter who collapsed while on the job earlier this year died from a heart problem.

Lt. Rodney Eddins died April 17 after collapsing while fighting a fire inside a home in Memphis. Firefighters could not revive him on the home’s front lawn.

According to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1s5OMfQ ), the autopsy says the cause of death for the 57-year-old Eddins was “cardiac arrhythmia due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease.” A toxicology report was “negative for any lethal findings or intoxicants.”

Eddins was 57 years old and a 30-year veteran of the Memphis Fire Department.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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