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Zachary Paris & Marvin Gruber identified as PA firefighters killed in house fire

Paris was hired by Frederick County this year & leaves behind wife and two young daughters

Zachary Paris (l) and Marvin Gruber

Previous coverage of this fire

The two firefighters killed in the Pennsylvania house fire yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon have been identified as 59-year-old Firefighter Marvin Gruber and 36-yeaar-old Assistant Chief Zachary Paris of the Community Fire Company in New Tripoli (Lehigh County). One resident of the house was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound near the home. Pennsylvania State Police say the two firefighters became trapped while  searching for a person initially reported to still be in the house.

Assistant Chief Paris was also a relatively new career firefighter in Frederick County, Maryland (more below).

The Morning Call has this information about Firefighter Gruber:

According to the Northampton Community College website, Gruber was the assistant chief of the school’s department of public safety.

Gruber is among the firefighters featured in a department recruitment video.

Earlier coverage of the fire can be found here.

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