NYC firefighter falls several stories, dies
NEW YORK — A New York City firefighter died Thursday after falling five stories while battling a fire in Queens, officials said.
William Tolley, 42, fell from the roof of an apartment building during a fire that started in a second floor apartment just before 2:30 p.m., according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
Tolley was rushed to a hospital, where he died. Three other people suffered minor injuries before the blaze was brought under control in less than an hour.
Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said the 14-year veteran from Ladder 135 Engine 286 in Ridgewood leaves behind his wife, Marie, and a daughter, Isabella, 8.