ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) – St. Charles firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 60-year-old Doug Haase of Troy was found dead in his bed Wednesday morning at a St. Charles city firehouse. Officials say he died of apparent natural causes.

Fellow firefighters found Haase slumped in his bed. Authorities say he had no apparent health issues.

Haase worked for the department for 27 years.

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