NEWARK VALLEY, NY – An Owego firefighter is dead and another is injured following a house fire in Newark Valley according to local sources.
WEBO reports that the Newark Valley Fire department responded to 871 Chamberlain Road last night for a reported shed fire. The blaze had quickly spread to a nearby residence. Fire companies from Campville, Newark Valley, Berkshire, Maine and Owego fire departments were called to the scene.
YNN states that during the fire a floor collapsed, killing one firefighter and injuring another. Owego Deputy Fire Chief Bob Williams stated that Firefighter Matthew Porcari was killed and Firefighter Daniel Gavin was injured. Gavin was transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse suffering from severe burns.
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Matt and I both worked for the State and heard of this this morning, I am deeply saddened and all of my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, Rest In Peace brother...
I hope Daniel recovers from his burns quickly and makes a full return to active duty, prayers to him and his family as he begins the long road to recovery.
Very sad to hear of the death of one Owego firefighter and the injury of another.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and the department.