Some of the prominent lawmakers in New York have expressed deep sadness over the death of FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein in a ferocious Brooklyn blaze on Sunday.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is “heartbroken” by the death of Klein, who became trapped when the inferno suddenly engulfed the second floor of the home in Canarsie.
In a tweet, Schumer considers Klein, a hero.
“He’s a hero who bravely served the people of New York. We are praying for him, his family, fellow firefighters, and everyone who knew and loved him,” Schumer said.
I’m heartbroken by the passing of Firefighter Timothy Klein who died in the line of duty battling a 3-alarm fire in Brooklyn. He’s a hero who bravely served the people of New York. We are praying for him, his family, his fellow firefighters, and everyone who knew and loved him. https://t.co/olXxbEbzdE
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 25, 2022
Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) also expressed sadness over the death of Klein and offered a prayer for his soul and his family.
“This brave hero made the ultimate sacrifice for our city,” Meng said.
Sources said Klein, 31, died while trying to knock down the blaze at a home on Avenue N near E. 108th St. in Canarsie that erupted about 1:40 p.m.
Klein was cut down when the building ceiling collapsed; the critically injured firefighter was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn but could not be saved.
According to reports, the body of a tenant in the building was also later found inside the charred wreckage.
A deeper investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.