Baltimore mourns the death of its 3 brave firefighters who gave their lives while responding to a fire inside a home Monday morning. “This is a gut-wrenching tragedy for our city,” said the state’s mayor.
The firefighters battling the blaze inside a house have been identified as Lt. Paul Butrim, Kenny Lacayo, and Kelsey Sadler.
“Today, Lt. Paul Butrim, FF Kelsey Sadler & FF Kenny Lacayo lost their lives in service to our city. FF John McMaster remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition. We will continue to pray for the family of those we lost”, wrote, Baltimore Fire in a Tweet.
According to the reports received, after the incident, four firefighters went to respond to the case. However, three died in the partial house collapse while the fourth one, John McMaster, was saved and immediately driven to a hospital.
Lt. Butrim was a teenage veteran serving the dept. While Sadler and Lacayo had served for 15 and 7 years for the dept, respectively.
John McMaster, who got saved at the last moment, is currently doing well, reported the officials.
“This is a gut-wrenching tragedy for our city, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and most importantly the families of our firefighters,” said Brandon Scott, Baltimore Mayor, in a public statement. “My heart is with the firefighters, their families, and the entire Baltimore City Fire Department who put the lives and safety of others before their own wellbeing each and every day. I ask that all of Baltimore keep them in our prayers during this extremely difficult time.”
Chief Niles Ford wrote, “From this moment, we will honor those we lost today, for their bravery, their courage, their love for helping others, and the respect they had for the Baltimore City Fire Department.”
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan asked to get flags lowered in tribute to the deceased staff.
The sports team and law enforcement are also mourning the death of the firefighters.
Meanwhile, the state’s Police department expressed their sympathies with the associates of the deceased. They wrote, “The Baltimore Police Department extends deepest sympathies and prayers to the families, friends, and coworkers of our departed brothers and sister from @BaltimoreFire Please continue to keep our hospitalized brother and his family in your thoughts and prayers”. “Our thoughts are with @BaltimoreFiretonight and the families of those brave first responders. The City lost three heroes today”, wrote, FBI Baltimore.