US Funeral set for Philadelphia firefighter killed in collapse

10:49  12 january  2018
10:49  12 january  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral date has been set for a veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed over the weekend. More Stories Like This. Funeral held for 5 family members killed in NYC fire .

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral date has been set for a veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed A person who lived in the home also was killed in the blaze. Two other firefighters were treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries that were not

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department shows Lt. Matthew LeTourneau. The veteran firefighter was fatally injured Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, when a burning row home collapsed in Philadelphia and he became pinned under the debris, authorities said. (Philadelphia Fire Department via AP) © The Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department shows Lt. Matthew LeTourneau. The veteran firefighter was fatally injured Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, when a burning row home collapsed in Philadelphia and he became pinned under the debris, authorities said. (Philadelphia Fire Department via AP)

PHILADELPHIA — A funeral is scheduled for a veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed last weekend.

Officials say the funeral mass for Lt. Matthew LeTourneau will be held Friday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

The 11-year veteran was pulled from the home on Saturday by fellow firefighters and taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A person who lived in the home also was killed in the blaze. Two other firefighters were treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

LeTourneau joined the fire department in 2007 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2015.

The city's mayor, fire commissioner and LeTourneau's brother are expected to officer remarks.

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