Tragic news out of northern France, (Lillers, Estrée-Blanche) where a house fire resulted in the Line of Duty Deaths of 2 Firefighters.
As Firefighters entered the dwelling to search for two known additional reported occupants, they became trapped by the fire. The two volunteer Firefighters from Lillers Fire and Rescue were gravely injured…crews found them under very difficult fire conditions. Unfortunately despite all efforts they were declared dead at 0359 this morning. The two young people (ages 16 and 20) they were attempting to rescue also died. The parents were able to escape the house with a 2 year old child.
The 2 Firefighters killed in the Line of Duty were age 21 and 32, respectively. One lived in the neighboring village of Longhem, the other in Lillers. Firefighters Arnaud Dauchy and Jonathan Cottret were part of the Lillers Fire Department.
HERE is video from the fire scene:
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.