It’s with deep regret that we pass on that a Firefighter (Captain) from Berwick, Maine was killed in the Line of Duty earlier today at a multi-family dwelling fire. Captain Joel Barnes lost his life while operating at that fire.
Firefighters from the coastal areas of southern Maine and northern New Hampshire operated at a 4-alarm working apartment building fire in Berwick late this morning. During firefighting operations a mayday was called and there were members trapped. Three other firefighters were injured; they were treated and released, according to News Center Maine.
Numerous ambulances were called to the scene, some from as far away as Portsmouth, N.H. The Maine Fire Marshal’s office is sending a team of investigators to the scene.
Much more to follow-our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
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