“It is with great sadness that Chief Mike Sonefeld and the Officers and Members of the Irmo Fire District announce the death of an on-duty firefighter due to a structural collapse during fire suppression efforts on Friday, May 26, 2023.
Fire protection services from multiple fire departments were performing interior suppression activities when this tragedy occurred. Irmo was assigned to this call as an automatic aid response. More details of the fire will be forthcoming when appropriate.
Three members from the Irmo Fire District were transported to the hospital after the event, the other two firefighters have been released from the hospital.
Firefighter James Michael Muller, 25, has been a member of the Irmo Fire District for 7 years. He was a highly respected firefighter that had a love and passion for the job. Firefighter Muller will be greatly missed amongst his firefighting family.
Chief Sonefeld and the Fire District appreciate the outpouring of your thoughts and prayers during this tragic and difficult time.”
His obituary and service information are included in the provided link.
James Muller Obituary – Lexington, SC (dignitymemorial.com)