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Navy identifies FF killed in Md. house fire

Firefighter Brice Trossbach was trapped when the first floor of the house collapsed


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Duty Death: Brice C. Trossbach - [Naval Air Station Patuxent River]

End of Service: 27/06/2023

By Bill Carey

LEONARDTOWN, Md. — The U.S. Navy has released the name of the firefighter killed in a collapse while fighting a house fire in Maryland on June 27.

Officials at Naval Air Station Patuxent River confirmed that Firefighter Brice C. Trossbach was killed Wednesday during an early morning house fire in St. Mary’s County, WTTG reported.

Trossbach was a member of the Naval District Washington Fire Department based at NAS Patuxent River.

“Trossbach made the ultimate sacrifice while responding to a mutual aid call of a structure fire in Leonardtown, Maryland, dedicating his life to protect and serve our community,” officials said.

Trossbach was caught in a collapse of the first floor of the house and trapped under debris. He died at the scene. A volunteer firefighter from Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department was also injured.

Officials believe a lightning strike may be the cause of the fire. The incident is under investigation.

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