Maine Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill

A 57-year-old Maine firefighter fell ill and died within one hour of responding to a medical emergency yesterday.

After responding to the call, Captain Peter Larlee of the East Millinocket Fire Department went into the fire department’s engine bay to fix a mud flap on an ambulance. Within two minutes of going into the bay and while on the bay floor, Larlee fell ill. Captain Larlee was treated by fellow first responders, but passed away at the scene from injuries sustained.

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