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Vigil set for stricken Wellsville fire chief

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WELLSVILLE, Ohio - Fire Chief Bill 'Smitty' Smith is hospitalized in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital.

Mayor Susan Haugh tells 21 News that Chief Smith was flown by medical helicopter to Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital on Monday.

Mayor Haugh said she could not be more specific about the nature of the chief's medical condition, but that he is in an induced coma and on a ventilator.

In a posting on the Wellsville Fire Department Facebook page, Mayor Haugh said that the chief is fighting for his life, and that his family is in need of prayer.

The Fire Department has scheduled a prayer vigil for Wednesday, at 7:30pm at the Wellsville Fire Station.

Representatives from surrounding stations are being invited and the public is encouraged to attend as well.

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