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Fire inspector dies from unknown illness

Dan Castrillo was admitted to the hospital over the weekend and passed away a few days later

By EMS1 Staff

DAPHNE, Ala. — An Ala. fire inspector died suddenly Wednesday afternoon after being admitted to the hospital over the weekend.

Daphne Fire Department Fire Inspector Dan Castrillo, 42, went into the hospital Sunday after becoming "suddenly sick," according to fire officials and passed away Wednesday.

Doctors have not confirmed the cause of his illness.

Castrillo was a firefighter and paramedic before becoming a fire inspector. He served in the military for 10 years and was an EMS instructor at the University of South Alabama, according to

"It will leave a void in the service, but the brothers of the Fire Department are all going to pull together, and we are going to get through this," Department spokesman Tom Walker said.

Castrillo is survived by his wife and three children.

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Melissa Taylor Melissa Taylor Thursday, December 06, 2012 11:29:13 AM Praying for his family.
Brodie Verworn Brodie Verworn Thursday, December 06, 2012 11:29:46 AM Thoughts go out to his immediate and his extended EMS/Fire family.
Teresa Royer Lowery Teresa Royer Lowery Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:07:18 PM Did he recently go in a meth house during a fire or something like that? I heard that u can get extremely ill or die very quick due to meth being in the walls and surface even in the frame of a meth house and not even know the reason why they are sick or why someone died. That is very sad! Prayers are with his family!

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