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NYC Bravest Dies in the Line of Duty in Brooklyn

Scene of the FDNY firefighter line of duty death today in Brooklyn.@FDNY Official Twitter

UPDATE April 24 11:48pm: Now it has been reported that the body of a civilian had been found in the rubble. As the incident was unfolding earlier, the department had announced that there was one person that was unaccounted for. The identity of this civilian is not know at this time.

BROOKLYN, NY - At approximately 1:40 pm on Sunday April 24, 2022, FDNY units from Brooklyn were dispatched to 108-26 Avenue N in Canarsie for a structure fire. First companies on scene reported a working fire in a 2-story duplex. The fire would escalate to a 2nd alarm at approximately 2:00 pm, and then would reach a 3rd alarm at approximately 2:15 pm. According to the FDNY’s official release on the incident, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Laura Kavanagh, Acting Fire Commissioner of the FDNY, announced the death 31 year old Firefighter Timothy Klein. Klein was assigned to Ladder Company 170 in Brooklyn. He was a six-year veteran of the Department and was reported to have been killed in a collapse that occurred inside the building while operating at the scene of the fire. There are also reports of 7 other firefighters that were injured at the fire and transported to local hospitals. Their condition are unknown at the time of this writing. Per the FDNY, “Firefighter Klein is the 1,157th of the FDNY to die in the line of duty.” Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced through an FDNY official release.

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Fire Consumes Building in Downtown Seymour, CT Displacing 5 Businesses

Heavy smoke pushes from historic downtown Seymour building.Great Hill Hose Company (Seymour, CT Fire Department) SEYMOUR, CT - At approximately 2:15 pm on Wednesday April 20, the Seymour Fire Department received multiple calls for a structure fire on Bank Street in the downtown area. Responding companies could see smoke showing from a distance. First units on scene found heavy smoke showing from a 1-story commercial strip mall whose address was later found to be 141 Main Street. Members made and aggressive interior attack, but were soon forced to take an exterior defensive stance due to the travel of fire in the cockloft space above the business. The fire raged for several hours and would escalate to a 3rd alarm before being put under control. Several aerial streams, deck guns, and large diameter hose would be utilized throughout the day. Approximately 150 firefighters would operate on the scene from several local towns. Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, and Oxford responded to the scene mutual aid, while several other towns would man Seymour fire houses and provide coverage for the depleted city. According to Seymour’s Great Hill Hose Company, 2 firefighters sustained minor injuries and one tenant had to be evaluated. In all, the building is a total loss and 5 businesses were displaced due to the fire. Several resident were also displaced from a nearby apartment building.

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