Firefighter Passes Away In A House Fire, Leaving Behind His Pregnant Wife And Toddler Son

The two firefighters who were found unconscious were identified as Ricardo Torres, Jr. and Lt. Samod Rankins.

Sadly, Ricardo ended up passing away from the injuries he received in the line of duty, while Samod remains in critical condition.

Tyrone Reed and Tyler Skolnik were two other firefighters also injured that night, and they have been released after being treated.

GoFundMe; pictured above is Ricardo with his family

Ricardo’s dream job was to be a firefighter, and he joined the department two years ago. He leaves behind a pregnant wife and 1-year-old son.

Facebook; pictured above is Lt. Samod Rankins, who remains in critical condition

The fire is still being investigated to determine what caused it, and a cause of death for Ricardo has not yet been identified.

You can donate to the GoFundMe created to help Ricardo’s family here.

City of New Haven Department of Fire Services, Office of the Chief; pictured above is a press release regarding what happened in the house fire that took the life of firefighter Ricardo Torres

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