Published 1/24/2022, Monday, 2200 hours PT
Four BCFD firefighters were entrapped inside a three-story vacant rowhouse after a partial collapse occurred during a 2-alarm fire incident early Monday morning.
According to fire officials, one firefighter was immediately pulled out and the other three were still inside the burning fire building. Crews were searching for them.
The incident occurred in the 200 block of South Sticker Street.
Piles of debris had to be removed and crews were able to reach two additional firefighters within one hour of the fire.
One was still unaccounted for but had been later extricated from the building. He is said to be listed in critical condition.
The other three members who had been rescued during the incident, have been reported as passing away from their significant injuries.
This post is dedicated to the firefighters who lost their lives, Lt. Butrim, FF. Lacayo and FF. Sadler
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