- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - A Hudson Valley firefighter has died after battling a blaze that killed another man on Monday.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (https://pojonews.co/1bveYYd ) 54-year-old Timothy Gunther died Tuesday.

Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson says Gunther was “helping out with all the tasks” at Monday’s fire when he noticed tingling in his arm. Gunther’s condition deteriorated at the hospital and doctors took him into surgery for a bypass operation.

But the 21-year-old veteran of the Poughkeepsie Fire Department was taken off life support and died from cardiac-related issues.

Johnson says Gunther was an exemplary firefighter who had no known medical conditions.

Two other firefighters were treated for injuries from Monday’s blaze. The occupant of the house was removed by firefighters, but was pronounced dead at a hospital.

It’s unclear what caused the fire.


Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

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