Fairfax Co. firefighter found dead in station

A Fairfax County firefighter was found dead in a firehouse Saturday morning, but there is no indication of foul play, a department spokesman said.

Horace Pendergrass, 49, was found dead on his bunk-bed at the Crosspointe fire station in the 9600-block of Hampton Road in Fairfax Station around 8:30 a.m., Fairfax Fire and Rescue spokesman Capt. Willie Bailey said.

Bailey said Pendergrass’ colleagues were unable to resuscitate him through CPR. There were no external injuries on Pendergrass’ body, the spokesman added. The death remains under investigation.

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