Firefighters ran into a dangerous house fire in Canarsie, Brooklyn around noon. 15. There were two adjoining houses on Avenue N at East 108th Street. Both houses were quickly engulfed and the fire jumped to three alarms. Firefighters also found a body in the remains of the fire Sunday night.
“Timothy Klein was on the nozzle team that went into the right side building, on the second floor, talking to members on the spot. They were putting out the fire. Everything seemed to go routine when the entire second floor was suddenly engulfed in flames. “said FDNY acting department head John Hodgens.
The floor then collapsed, catching four firefighters.
Three of the firefighters were able to escape, but 31-year-old Klein could not be reached by other FDNY members.
“It gives us great pain and sorrow to announce that New York City has lost one of its bravest, Timothy Klein,” said Mayor Eric Adams at Brookdale Hospital. “Six and a half years as a firefighter, 31 years old, coming from a rich tradition of father and other relatives who are firefighters.”
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Adams said there are still five firefighters being treated for non-life-threatening injuries,
“I can not describe FDNY’s heartache today at having lost a member who does what our members are best at,” said acting FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “To put their lives on the line to save others.”
A total of 33 units and 106 FDNY members worked to extinguish the flames.
Nine people in total were injured according to FDNY.
Eight firefighters were transported to local hospitals for their injuries. A resident was treated on the spot and refused to be driven to the hospital.
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