New York City tragically lost one of their own firemen on Thursday afternoon, after he fell several floors while battling a blazing fire.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 20, 2017
The firefighter was on the roof of a building in Queens when he fell, sailing 5 floors to the ground.
An eyewitness reportedly told authorities that he appeared to have been attempting to climb into the bucket, from the roof, when he fell.
The 2 alarm fire was burning at Putnam Avenue and Myrtle Avenue when the firefighter reportedly fell five stories.
He was rushed to the hospital with a police escort.