The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science confirmed today that Houston firefighter Daniel D. Groover died of “smoke inhalation” at a tragic Kingwood house fire in July, according to the Houston Fire Department.
After careful examination of all the evidence, they were unable to establish the “manner of death” (how the cause of death arose) and have classified it as “undetermined.”
Findings from state and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are still forthcoming.
“As an organization we will continue to learn from this tragedy and I have established an organizational Recovery Committee so that we may move forward and implement positive change,” said HFD Chief Terry Garrison. “I ask that your thoughts and prayers go out to the Groover family and to all of those who mourn the loss of our fallen brother.”