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Funeral plans for FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein set

The funeral for Timothy Klein, the FDNY firefighter killed in a raging Brooklyn blaze over the weekend, can be held in Queens on Friday. 

Klein’s funeral will happen at 11 a.m. on the Church of St. Francis de Sales, 129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor, a secretary on the Catholic parish confirmed Tuesday.

Klein, 31, the son of a retired Bravest, died whereas battling a Sunday afternoon hearth on Avenue N close to East 108th Street in Canarsie, officers stated.

Fire officers say smoke-eaters have been battling the hearth when flames immediately swept by way of the second flooring of the constructing, sending them leaping from home windows as a part of the structure started caving in on itself, hearth officers stated.

Klein was fatally injured within the structural collapse, in line with authorities and sources.

“Our members labored feverishly, very exhausting below very tough situations, to attempt to attain [Klein],’’ Acting Chief of Department John Hodgens instructed reporters Sunday night. “Unfortunately, they weren’t capable of get to him in time, and he succumbed to his accidents.

“Timothy lost his life doing his job that was asked of him every day.”

People gather near a makeshift memorial at the bunting ceremony for fire fighter Timothy Klein after he was killed in a three-alarm fire.
People collect close to a makeshift memorial on the bunting ceremony for hearth fighter Timothy Klein after he was killed in a three-alarm hearth.
Gregory P. Mango
According to authorities, Timothy Klein's body was found in the home's charred remains along with another person's body.
According to authorities, Timothy Klein’s physique was discovered within the dwelling’s charred stays together with one other individual’s physique.
Gregory P. Mango
Possible family members watch the ceremony honoring the late firefighter Timothy Klein.
Possible members of the family watch the ceremony honoring the late firefighter Timothy Klein.
Gregory P. Mango
Klein died while battling a Sunday afternoon fire on Avenue N near East 108th Street in Canarsie.
Klein died whereas battling a Sunday afternoon hearth on Avenue N close to East 108th Street in Canarsie.
FDNY through AP
Firefighters of the FDNY responding to the 3 alarm fire that took the life of Timothy Klein.
Firefighters of the FDNY responding to the three alarm hearth that took the lifetime of Timothy Klein.
BRIGITTE STELZER

Several years in the past, the fireman had given the eulogy for fellow firefighter Steven Pollard after Pollard was killed on obligation on the scene of a Brooklyn automobile crash.

A 21-year-old autistic man, recognized as Carlos Richards, additionally died in Sunday’s inferno. 

Richards was reported lacking by his household when flames broke out of their dwelling, authorities stated. 

Timothy Klein’s funeral will take place at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis de Sales on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor.
Timothy Klein’s funeral will happen at 11 a.m. on the Church of St. Francis de Sales on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor.
Gregory P. Mango
Timothy Klein was fatally injured in the structural collapse, according to authorities and sources.
Timothy Klein was fatally injured within the structural collapse, in line with authorities and sources.
Brian Grogan
Fire officials say smoke-eaters were battling the fire when flames suddenly swept through the second floor of the building, sending them leaping from windows.
Fire officers say smoke-eaters have been battling the hearth when flames immediately swept by way of the second flooring of the constructing, sending them leaping from home windows.
Gregory P. Mango
According to fire officials, the structure began to cave in on itself.
According to fireplace officers, the structure started to collapse on itself.
BRIGITTE STELZER

Later Sunday, Richards’ physique was discovered within the dwelling’s charred stays, authorities stated. The younger man was autistic and residential alone on the time, stated a lady answering a telephone quantity listed for Richards’ mom. The lady declined additional remark.

“Our condolences go to the family of the firefighter who died trying to save Carlos,” a person instructed The Post by telephone Monday, after answering the identical quantity. 

“Our hearts exit to his household. Right now, we’re grieving for Carlos, and we share the identical ache that they’re feeling,’’ added the person, who didn’t determine himself.

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