Fairfax Co. Firefighter Found Dead

49-year-old found in station bunkroom

Saturday, Oct 22, 2011  |  Updated 3:22 PM EDT
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Fairfax Co. Firefighter Found Dead

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A Fairfax County firefighter was found dead in a station house Saturday morning.

Fairfax County Police have confirmed that the body of Horace Pendergrass, 49, was found in the bunkroom of the Crosspointe station at around 8:30 a.m. The story was initially reported by WJLA-TV.

Fairfax County and Rescue Spokesperson Captain Willie Bailey has said that there is nothing suspicious about Pendergrass' death, noting that Pendergrass' colleagues attempted to revive him using CPR and the deceased had no external injuries.

Pendergrass, a native of Chesapeake, Va., had spent more than 20 years with the department.

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