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Lt. Dillon Rinaldo is the second Baltimore firefighter to die following Thursday’s fire in a group of Northwest rowhomes. Rinaldo had been critically burned in the fire. On Thursday, Firefighter Rodney Pitts III was killed at the same fire. Arrangements for Pitts have been announced (below).
Lt. Dillon Rinaldo has died, the spokesperson for Johns Hopkins Medicine confirmed Wednesday morning, less than a week after the six-year veteran of the department was hospitalized with burn wounds sustained during the Thursday fire that killed another firefighter and injured three others.
He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Thursday after being injured in the Northwest Baltimore fire and remained in “critical but stable” condition over the weekend. The fire department said over the weekend that Rinaldo was expected to have a lengthy hospital stay.
Another firefighter, Rodney Pitts III, died Thursday evening after being injured in blaze that ripped through multiple rowhouses on the 5200 block of Linden Heights Avenue that afternoon. The first viewing for Pitts was scheduled to begin later Wednesday, and a funeral was slated for Friday morning.