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LODD: N.Y. firefighter dies of heart-related issues linked to 2019 fire

Mount Vernon Firefighter Lamont Killian, Jr. collapsed while fighting a residential fire

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By Bill Carey

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced the on-duty death of Mount Vernon Fire Department Firefighter Lamont Killian, Jr.

On June 22, 2019, Firefighter Killian, Jr. was at the scene of a residential structure fire when he collapsed. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he suffered a heart attack, the USFA posted.

Since that time, he has been unable to return to work. He passed away from heart-related issues on Dec. 11, 2023, USFA reported.