BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday held a moment of silence before the Public Works Commission hearing to honor three Baltimore firefighters who died after responding to a fire at an empty city home. partially collapsed.
Ahead of his memorial service, the governor said the incident was “truly a terrible tragedy,” and state flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Kelsey firefighter. Sadler and firefighter Kenny Lacayo.
“Our hearts go out to their families and their brothers and sisters in the fire department,” Hogan said.
Butrim, Sadler and Lacayo be one of the first to answer at a fire at an empty house in the 200 block of S. Stricker Street around 6 a.m. Monday. At some point, a partial collapse occurred, trapping four firefighters inside, said Niles Ford, the Baltimore Fire Police Chief.
According to Ford, the fourth firefighter, John McMaster, updated his condition on Tuesday to be fair. After a visit at the University of Maryland’s Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Ford said McMaster remained awake and alert.
Hogan said he’s grateful for the news McMaster is making progress and wishes him a speedy recovery.
“I would like to ask all Marylanders to keep all families and the entire Baltimore City Fire Department in their prayers,” he said.
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