The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and authorities have established a crime scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Premier Chris Minns expressed his condolences for the fallen firefighter’s loved ones.
“To take on a job like this takes true bravery, and it’s a debt that we can’t ever begin to repay,” Mr Minns said.
“No family should ever have to hear this news, and my thoughts are with them during this incredibly difficult time.”
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