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New York City tragically lost one of their own firemen on Thursday afternoon, after he fell several floors while battling a blazing fire.

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.

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