Staten Island Firefighter Dies After Fire at Brooklyn High-Rise

07/06/2014
A 40-year-old FDNY lieutenant from Staten Island was killed Saturday night when he became trapped while looking for victims in a high-rise fire in Brooklyn, reports The Associated Press. Lt. Gordon "Matt" Ambelas died after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story public-housing building in Williamsburg, officials said. "We lost a real hero tonight and our hearts are heavy," Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the 14-year veteran "I ask every New Yorker to keep the lieutenant in their prayers." Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters that Ambelas sustained multiple injuries after he went into an apartment on fire to look ...

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