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LODD: 2 Russian firefighters die while battling apartment fire

Company officer Michael Fomin and firefighter Alexander Gruevski rescued several residents from the burning apartment building before becoming trapped inside

Duty Death: Michael Fomin and Alexander Gruevski - [Moscow]


By FireRescue1 Staff

MOSCOW, Russia — Two firefighters died Tuesday after rescuing several residents from a burning apartment building.

Firefighter Close Calls reported that company officer Michael Fomin and firefighter Alexander Gruevski were part of a crew that was battling a blaze at a 16-story apartment building.

The firefighters rescued several residents from the building and were returning to rescue more when they became trapped by wind-driven fire conditions in the hallway.

 

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