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FDNY Firefighter Dies after Five-Story Fall During Queens Blaze

NY Daily News - April 20, 2017

by PATRICK SMITH LAURA DIMON GRAHAM RAYMAN

A city firefighter died Thursday afternoon after a five-story plunge from the roof of a burning Queens apartment building, sources told the Daily News.

The unidentified first responder was pronounced dead shortly after he fell from the building on Putnam Ave. near Wyckoff Ave. in Ridgewood just after 2:20 p.m., according to the FDNY.

Mayor de Blasio was on his way to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to visit the injured smoke eater when the firefighter died at the hospital. He was brought to the hospital in cardiac aarrest, sources said.