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A firefighter’s body has been recovered following a devastating fire at an assisted living facility in Rockland County.
Rockland County Human Rights Commissioner Rabbi Yisroel Kahan identified the firefighter as Jared Lloyd, a 15-year volunteer with the Spring Valley Fire Department who rushed into the raging inferno to save trapped residents, but quickly became trapped himself.
Christopher Kear, a Rockland County fire official, said Tuesday that the firefighter went to the third floor to rescue someone and “got lost in the conditions.”
About 20 residents and two firefighters were taken to area hospitals, Kear said. One resident was pronounced dead at the hospital, and several others had injuries described as serious, he said. One of the firefighters was released.
More than 100 people lived at the home, but officials were still trying to figure out how many were in the facility at the time of the fire.
Kear said the building was a total loss, and it was too early to comment on the cause of the fire.