The body of a fallen Kentucky firefighter has returned home.

Whitley City firefighter Lt. Arlie Hill, known as "Pooh," died Sunday at a Cincinnati hospital. He suffered severe burns on 90% of his body in August, when he ran into a burning home while he was off duty to see if anyone was inside.

On Tuesday, Hill's body was returned to Whitley City from Cincinnati with a mile-long procession of emergency vehicles. There were over fifty vehicles involved, from both local departments and those as far away as Cincinnati. Hundreds of local residents lined the streets to pay their respects as the procession passed by.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday at McCreary Central High School in Stearns, Kentucky. Family viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m., with public viewing to follow at 10:00 a.m. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. A private graveside service will take place that afternoon.

Donations for Lt. Hill's family are being accepted at the Bank of McCreary and any Fifth Third Bank. Contributions should be made into the "Arlie 'Pooh' Hill Fund".

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