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Funeral for FDNY Lieutenant

Funeral for FDNY Lieutenant

Friends, family and fellow firefighters are gathering on Staten Island today for the funeral of Lieutenant Gordon Ambelas.

He was killed over the weekend, after responding to a fire on the 19th floor of a housing development in Brooklyn.  The fire was blamed on an air conditioner cord that was caught between a bed and the wall.

The 40 year old Ambelas is described as a hero, with colleagues saying he recently helped save a child who was stuck in a roll up gate.

Hundreds are expected to turn out for the funeral, leading to street closures today on Staten Island.

Ambelas leaves behind a wife and two children.

 

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