- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) - A Dakota City Fire and Rescue volunteer collapsed and died as he prepared to leave the scene of a fire.

Officials tell the Sioux City Journal (https://bit.ly/1G5WkUA ) that 42-year-old Andrew “Andy” Zalme died Thursday evening after responding to a fire on Highway 35.

Officials say emergency responders on the scene tried to revive Zalme without success. Officials say Zalme’s cause of death isn’t known and will require tests to determine.

Zalme was a longtime member of the department. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association said in a statement that Zalme was a dedicated volunteer member.

Zalme is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and three children.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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