Timothy Klein was killed instantaneously when the ceiling fell on him during a house fire.
On Sunday, a fast-moving blaze in New York City claimed the life of one firefighter and injured eight others, according to authorities there.
A joint statement from Mayor Eric Adams and interim Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh identified the firefighter who died as Timothy Klein, a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department for six years who was killed while on duty.
On Sunday afternoon, more than 100 firemen were rushed to a house fire in Brooklyn’s Canarsie district, according to NBC New York. Klein was one of the people who responded.
According to a statement, a three-alarm blaze was quickly established on the scene.
The statement said that Klein and several other firefighters were forced out of the building by their supervisor because of deteriorating weather conditions.
A ceiling collapsed on Klein just as he tried to flee, trapping him and inflicting critical injuries, according to the statement. Firefighters later retrieved him from the scene and sent him to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead, according to authorities.
According to an official statement, three other firefighters were taken to the hospital after suffering injuries.
There was no immediate word on the condition of the firefighters who had suffered injuries. The specific origin of the blaze remains a mystery at this time.
Steven Pollard, a friend, and fellow firefighter who died in an accident on the Belt Parkway in 2019 was the topic of a eulogy delivered by Klein. Pollard was a buddy and fellow firefighter who died in an accident on the Belt Parkway in 2019. Klein comes from a long line of firefighters.
“He courageously followed in their footsteps,” read the rest of the press release. The firefighters from Engine Company 257 and Ladder Company 170 are in the thoughts and prayers of the entire department, as well as the whole Klein family.