LODD: D.C. Firefighter Dies After Morning High Rise Fire


Lt. Kevin McRae collapsed and later died this morning while operating at a high rise in Washington, D.C.

From NBC Washington:

A D.C. firefighter has died in the line of duty.

Two firefighters were taken to a local hospital after fighting a blaze at a downtown high-rise Wednesday morning. They were taken to Washington MedStar hospital, where one was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed Lt. Kevin McRae died after collapsing at the fire. Bowser is at the hospital, as firefighters hold hands in prayer outside.

Prayers for D.C. Fire and the family of Lt. Kevin McRae.

NBC 4 Washington