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Burial plans set for FDNY Firefighter Timothy Klein

The funeral for Timothy Klein, the FDNY firefighter who was killed in a raging fire in Brooklyn over the weekend, will be held in Queens on Friday.

Klein’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor, a Catholic parish secretary confirmed Tuesday.

Klein, 31, the son of a retired Bravest, died while fighting a fire on N Avenue near East 108th Street in Canarsie on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters say smoke eaters were battling the blaze when flames suddenly swept through the building’s second floor and they erupted out windows as part of the structure began to collapse in on itself, firefighters said.

According to authorities and sources, Klein was fatally injured in the structural collapse.

“Our members have worked feverishly and very hard under very difficult conditions to try to achieve [Klein]Acting department chief John Hodgens told reporters Sunday night. “Unfortunately, they couldn’t reach him in time and he succumbed to his injuries.

“Timothy lost his life doing the work that was required of him every day.”

People gather near a makeshift memorial at the bunting ceremony for firefighter Timothy Klein after he was killed in a three-alarm fire.
People gather near a makeshift memorial at the bunting ceremony for firefighter Timothy Klein after he was killed in a three-alarm fire.
Gregory P. Mango
According to authorities, Timothy Klein's body was found along with the body of another person in the charred remains of the home.
According to authorities, Timothy Klein’s body was found along with the body of another person in the charred remains of the home.
Gregory P. Mango
Possible family members are watching the ceremony honoring the late firefighter Timothy Klein.
Possible family members are watching the ceremony honoring the late firefighter Timothy Klein.
Gregory P. Mango
Klein died while fighting a fire on N Avenue near East 108th Street in Canarsie on Sunday afternoon.
Klein died while fighting a fire on N Avenue near East 108th Street in Canarsie on Sunday afternoon.
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Firefighters from the FDNY responding to the 3 alarm fire that claimed Timothy Klein's life.
Firefighters from the FDNY responding to the 3 alarm fire that claimed Timothy Klein’s life.
Brigitte Stelzer

A few years ago, the firefighter delivered the eulogy for fellow firefighter Steven Pollard after Pollard was killed on duty in a car accident in Brooklyn.

A 21-year-old autistic man, identified as Carlos Richards, also died in Sunday’s inferno.

Richards was reported missing by his family when flames broke out at their home, authorities said.

Timothy Klein's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis de Sales on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor.
Timothy Klein’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis de Sales on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor.
Gregory P. Mango
Timothy Klein was fatally injured in the structural collapse, according to authorities and sources.
Timothy Klein was fatally injured in the structural collapse, according to authorities and sources.
Brian Grogan
Firefighters say smoke eaters were battling the blaze when suddenly flames swept through the building's second floor and they sprang out windows.
Firefighters say smoke eaters were battling the blaze when suddenly flames swept through the building’s second floor and they sprang out windows.
Gregory P. Mango
According to the fire department, the structure began to collapse.
According to the fire department, the structure began to collapse.
Brigitte Stelzer

Richard’s body was found later Sunday in the charred remains of the home, authorities said. The young man was autistic and home alone at the time, said a woman who answered a phone number from Richard’s mother. The woman declined further comments.

“Our condolences go out to the family of the firefighter who died trying to save Carlos,” a man told the Post by phone Monday after answering the same number.

“Our hearts are with his family. Right now we are mourning Carlos and sharing the same pain they are feeling,” added the man, who did not identify himself.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/26/funeral-plans-for-fdny-firefighter-timothy-klein-set/ Burial plans set for FDNY Firefighter Timothy Klein

JACLYN DIAZ

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