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Firefighter killed, 5 others injured in New York fire: sources

A city firefighter was killed in a wildfire in a Brooklyn house on Sunday afternoon – two years after he gave a touching mourning speech to his colleague Brave, who also died in the line of duty.

Five other firefighters were injured in Sunday hell, authorities said.

Timothy Klein broke away from his friends while fighting Sunday fire and may have suffered a cardiac arrest. Firefighter Timothy Klein died just two years after delivering a mourning speech for fellow fighter Steven Pollard, who died in the line of duty. A FDNYA firefighter was killed and at least two other bravest were injured in a fire at a Brooklyn house on Sunday. BRIGITTE STELZER Uniform and equipment of a fallen firefighter. BRIGITTE STELZER

The dead bravest Timothy Klein – the 31-year-old son of a retired smoke-eater – apparently broke away from his comrades in a Sunday fire and was able to suffer a heart attack on 10826 Avenue N, where he was found. springs.

Other firefighters jumped out of the second-floor window during the fire.

“New York City has lost one of its bravest,” Mayor Eric Adams said at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn on Sunday night.

The flames severely damaged the apartment building. BRIGITTE STELZER A mortally wounded firefighter fell from the second floor of the house. Citizen application

Acting FDNY Chief John Hodgens said, “Timothy lost his life in the job he was asked every day.

“Everything seemed routine when suddenly the whole second floor was engulfed in flames.”

Klein, who was assigned to Ladder Co. 170, he praised Steven Pollard’s comrade-in-arms in 2019 after Pollard was killed at the crash site on Belt Parkway when he fell through a gap in the road.

Two other firefighters were injured in the fire. Citizen Firefighter has been pronounced dead at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. Citizen application

“Steven Pollard died, he didn’t think about himself, but he tried to help others,” Klein said at the time. “We lost a real hero that night.” It breaks my heart to know that the days I’ve worked with you are over … We’ll never forget you. “

On Sunday, it was Klein who was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, sources said.

A FDNY spokesman said firefighters were sent to the two-story house at 1:39 p.m., with more than 100 of the bravest working on the scene because the fire was raised to a third alarm shortly after 2 p.m.

Injured firefighters suffered burns. Citizen Death has been the last victim of FDNY since February. Citizen application

Adams said five other firefighters suffered incompatible injuries.

The civilian, who was injured, was treated on the spot and refused further medical help, the FDNY said.

Injured firefighters were taken to Staten Island University Hospital after suffering burns, sources said.

The last city firefighter to die on duty was Jesse Gerhard, 33, in February.

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