- The Washington Times - Friday, May 15, 2015

Funeral services are being held Friday for a D.C. firefighter who collapsed and died at the scene of an apartment fire.

Lt. Kevin McRae died May 6 after he and Engine Company 6 battled a fire in a nine-story apartment complex in Northwest. Lt. McRae descended the stairs safely but collapsed shortly after outside of the apartment.

The 44-year-old originally joined the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services department in 1989 as a cadet firefighter. He is the 100th D.C. firefighter to die in the line of duty, following his cousin James McRae III, who was the 99th line of duty death.

A public viewing is taking place at the D.C. Armory beginning at 9 a.m. Friday followed by a public service at 11 a.m.

A funeral procession will traverse the city from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to escort Lt. McRae and family to the Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood.

The procession will make stops at the scene of the fire in Shaw where Lt. McRae collapsed, past a bell-ringing ceremony at Engine Company 6, travel eastbound on Rhode Island Avenue and finally through a fire truck ladder arch on Eastern Avenue.

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