Firefighter dies after collapsing at scene near Bowie

Firefighter dies after collapsing at scene near Bowie

BOWIE,TX(RNN Texoma) - Newschannel 6 has learned a firefighter with the Bowie Rural Fire Department, who collapsed while fighting a fire last week, has died.

Bowie Fire Department Chief Doug Paige confirmed Charles Edward Patterson, 60, passed away on Thursday.

Patterson collapsed on Friday, December 1, while fighting a fire near Bowie, according to fire officials.

He was rushed to Central Hospital of Bowie and later transferred to a hospital in Wise County. Patterson was listed in critical condition earlier this week.

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