Two North Carolina Firefighters Killed Battling Five-Alarm Mill Blaze

Updated 7pm ET -- Two firefighters have died and four others were injured after battling a five-alarm fire at a lumber yard in Rowan County, North Carolina.

According to a Rowan Regional Medical Center official, one firefighter died on the way to the hospital, the second died after arrival. Two other firefighters are being treated at Rowan Regional. The extent of their injuries is not known, WCNC reported.

The dead firefighters were identified Friday afternoon as 40-year-old Victor Isler and 19-year-old Justin Monroe of the Salisbury Fire Department.

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Comment by Russell Harvey on March 10, 2008 at 8:57am
what a sad day my thoughts and prays to the family and fire family
Comment by William Hardy on March 10, 2008 at 4:53am
Go easy Brothers!!
A very sad day indeed.
Comment by Aaron Robbins on March 9, 2008 at 6:24pm
very sad.....
Comment by tommy oliver on March 8, 2008 at 10:30pm
My heart and prayer to brothers firefigther.
Comment by coryE56 on March 8, 2008 at 10:24pm
all of us at haywood offer our deepest prayers and condolences to the department and the firefighters families god bless.
Comment by Van Willing on March 8, 2008 at 10:22pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and fellow brother firefighters of thier department. My prayers also go out to the ones who got hurt. Anytime we lose a fellow brother we all grieve together.
Comment by smokeater19 on March 8, 2008 at 9:53pm
To my brothers in Salisbury and the families you are in the prays of all of us in WNC. To my 2 fallen brothers may you Rest In Peace.
Comment by fire18 on March 8, 2008 at 6:52pm
My condolences to the family's of the FALLEN BROTHERS, on behalf of the Baltimore County Fire Department. May God bless the rest of the fellow brothers.
I Fire Specialist Juan Paige would like to send my prayers to all my fellow brothers how were injured, and get well soon.
Comment by Chad Lawson on March 8, 2008 at 6:17pm
We here in Indiana are expressing our deepest prayers and condolences to the families and friends of these two brave firefighters who paid the ultimate price. May god watch over them and all of you and give you peace.
Comment by Travis on March 8, 2008 at 5:27pm
In Memory My felow brothers R.I.P

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