More tragic news as a 2nd Baltimore firefighter injured last week while operating at that fire in Northwest Baltimore, has died in the Line of Duty, a Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman confirmed and as reported in The Baltimore Banner & CBS News.
Lt. Dillon Rinaldo had remained hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since the Oct. 19 fire and was described as critical but stable over the weekend. However, his condition worsened and he succumbed early today, Wednesday.
Lt Rinaldo was among Firefighters who operated at the rowhomes on the 5200 block of Linden Heights Avenue on Oct. 19.
FF-EMT Rodney Pitts III, who had completed one year of service with the city, was killed in the Line of Duty on the night of the fire. His family has scheduled viewings for Wednesday and Thursday followed by a funeral service at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 5200 N. Charles St. on Friday.
Three more firefighters were injured in the fire. Seth Robbins, a 17-year veteran, remained in the hospital last week in stable condition. Lt. Keith Brooks, a 14-year veteran, and Tavon Marshall, a 3-year veteran, were both treated and released late last week.
Lt Rinaldo had been a Baltimore firefighter since 2018 and is the son of a Deputy Fire Chief in his hometown of Fair Lawn in New Jersey. According to an online fundraiser, Rinaldo had recently become engaged to his fiance and they had also recently adopted a puppy—much more to follow. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest in Peace.