Authorities say an off-duty Louisiana firefighter has been electrocuted while riding a horse.

Bossier City's fire chief says George William Chambers IV came in contact with a low-hanging power line while riding Sunday morning in a field in that northwest Louisiana city.

The statement released by Chief Brad Zagone also says the horse was electrocuted.

Chambers, a fire truck driver, was a 20-year veteran of the city's fire department.