Canadian Firefighter Dies in Fire Truck Crash

A Nipissing Township volunteer firefighter died Tuesday morning following a fire truck crash near Powassan in Ontario, Canada, according to The North Bay Nugget

The unidentified firefighter was responding to a fire call at approximately 9:30 a.m. when the apparatus veered off of Highway 534 and into a ditch.

Firefighters around the province are morning their comrade's death.

"We're the good guys. We're here to help. We're suppose to come back, but today we lost a guy from a rich family of firefighting," Powassan Volunteer Firefighter Davey Meloy told the newspaper.

"This tragedy will be felt throughout the entire fraternity and throughout Canada. If this is a public service expect attendance from miles."

The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.

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