NY firefighter dies when burning floor collapses
Posted at: 01/23/2013 6:50 AM
By: Associated Press | WHEC.com
A volunteer firefighter has died and another is hospitalized with burns after they fell through the floor of a burning house in southern New York.
Renee Fox, a member of the Owego Fire Department, says Tuesday that 34-year-old Matthew Porcari died and 28-year-old Daniel Gavin is in the burn unit at University Hospital in Syracuse. Authorities say his injuries aren't life-threatening.
The Owego firefighters were injured fighting a late-night blaze that destroyed a house in rural Newark Valley, about 60 miles south of Syracuse in Tioga County.
State fire investigators and the Tioga County Sheriff's office were at the scene of the fire Tuesday. At least six fire departments responded to a mutual aid call to fight the fire.