Line of Duty Death: Firefighter Killed at Pennsylvania House Fire

We regret to bring you early information on a Line of Duty Death out of Pennsylvania at a house fire.  It appears a porch roof collapsed onto a firefighter killing him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters family and department members. More on the story below.

A firefighter and a woman died in a house fire Monday morning in Boiling Springs, Cumberland County.

Firefighters were called to the 1500 block of Boiling Springs Road near Boiling Springs around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

“The house was fully engulfed in flames. During response, a roof collapsed on a firefighter,” Pennsylvania State Trooper Megan Ammerman said. “Our condolences go to the family and to the department.”

The firefighter has not yet been named, but he was a volunteer from the Citizen’s Fire Company in Mount Holly Springs.

“This is the second fire line-of-duty death in the past year in this area. So, you know, it’s just a very hard time for everybody,” Ammerman said.

A woman who lived in the home died. It appears she was somewhere on the second floor of the home. She has not yet been identified.

A second resident, identified as the woman’s husband, was able to escape. He was taken to the hospital with severe injuries, according to Ammerman.

The home that caught fire is a log building and is expected to continue burning for hours.

Boiling Springs Road, which is Route 174, is closed between South Ridge and Boiling Springs roads.”…Continue Reading Here

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