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Philadelphia firefighter killed in line of duty

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 9, 2014 8:14 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- A Philadelphia firefighter has died from injuries sustained while fighting an early morning house fire in the city's West Oak Lane neighborhood.

Fire officials confirmed the death this morning about two hours after the department responded to a blaze at a home on the 1600 block of Middleton Street.

The firefighter killed was a 36-year-old woman based at Engine 64 in the Lawncrest neighborhood.

The fire department says it's holding off on releasing additional information.

The last Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty was Captain Michael Goodwin on April 6, 2013.

The 53-year-old veteran died in a roof collapse while battling a fire in a three-story building in the city's Queen Village section.

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