LODD: BUFFALO FIREFIGHTER DIES AFTER BEING TRAPPED IN BLAZEA firefighter died inside a burning building in downtown Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday March 1st, where a fire and an explosion sent flames and smoke billowing into the street. It's believed that the Firefighter became trapped after a partial building collapse caused by an building explosion.
Video recorded by bystanders showed teams of firefighters operating outside the building being knocked over by what appears to be a smoke explosion enveloped in a cloud of ash, then flailing to regain control of their flowing hoses.
More information about the incident is available at these two links:
As firefighters and as fire district officials of AFDSNY we all stand together. In the absence of our Brother Firefighter, we acknowledge and appreciate the dedicated service he gave to the citizens of Buffalo as we remember him, his family and friends and his fire department family in our prayers. RIP Brother