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A city Bravest was killed in a ferocious Brooklyn house blaze Sunday afternoon — two years after he gave a moving eulogy for a fellow firefighter who also died in the line of duty.
The inferno at 10826 Avenue N in Canarsie turned deadly when flames suddenly swept through the second floor — sending smoke-eaters leaping from windows and part of the structure caving in on itself, fire officials said.
The dead Bravest, Timothy Klein — the 31-year-old son of a retired fireman — apparently became separated from his comrades and was fatally injured in the structural collapse, according authorities and sources.
Eight other firefighters also were injured, either in the collapse or from burns, officials said.
Today @NYCMayor Eric Adams and Acting FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced the line of duty death of Firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, a six-year veteran of the Department. Read more: https://t.co/7OjziwzboI pic.twitter.com/NLNQCUclm4
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 24, 2022
FDNY members salute Firefighter Timothy Klein during his dignified transfer. Firefighter Klein is the 1,157th member of the FDNY to die in the line-of-duty. Read more: https://t.co/2LYKDBYG5y pic.twitter.com/LmG9TpfgjH
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 25, 2022