VIDEOS: Firefighter Killed After Plunging Several Floors While Battling Blaze In Queens


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A New York City firefighter was tragically killed Thursday after falling from the roof of a building while battling a blaze in Queens.

The 2 alarm fire was burning at Putnam Avenue and Myrtle Avenue when the firefighter reportedly fell six stories.

Video showed the injured worker being rushed away on a stretcher.

The firefighter was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in serious condition and later died, sources said.

An eyewitness said that it appeared that the firefighter was attempting to climb from the roof onto the bucket, when he fell 6 stories.

An investigation is underway.