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Bladen County LODD

BLADEN COUNTY – The Bladen County Fire Marshal is reporting today that Tar Heel Firefighter Ronald Phillip Allen, Jr. was struck and killed by a motorist this morning while performing hydrant maintenance.

According to Fire Marshal Mitchell Byrd, Allen was marking hydrants in the Tar Heel Fire District and was standing at the fire department vehicle. The rig was struck by a private vehicle and Allen was knocked under the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

LODD Memorial Service Arraingements for Tarheel Firefighter Russell Allen, Jr. are:

Sunday, September 24, 2006
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Tar Heel Baptist Church, 521 Tar Heel Ferry Road

Memorial Service:
Monday, September 25, 2006
4:00 PM
Tar Heel Fire Department on Tar Heel Ferry Road

Walking Processional (uniformed Firefighters)
From Fire Station to Tar Heel Baptist Church
(1/2 mile distance)
Following the Memorial Service

Grave Side:
Following memorial Service and Processional
Tar Heel Baptist Church


  • From Raleigh, take I-40 to I-95 to Highway 87 South. Take 87 South to Tar Heel, turn right onto Tar Heel Ferry Road at traffic light. Fire Department located on left.
  • From Wilmington, take Highway 74 to Highway 87 North. Take 87 North to Tar Heel, turn right onto Tar Heel Ferry Road at traffic light.  Fire Department located on left.
  • From Charlotte, take Highway 74 to I-95. Take I-95 North to Highway 20 (St Pauls Exit). Take Highway 20 East to Highway 87, turn right onto Highway 87. Proceed to traffic light, turn left onto Tar Heel Ferry Road. Fire Department located on left.

Additional directions and information can be obtained from the Bladen County Fire Marshal’s Office at 910-862-6760 or 910-876-2174.

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