Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Two brave volunteer firefighters died fighting a fire. I have immense admiration for firefighters and volunteer firefighters are just amazing people. My deepest sympathies to the friends and families of these fallen heroes.
LISTOWEL, Ont. - Two volunteer firefighters have died battling a blaze at a store in Listowel, Ont.
The firefighters were noticed to be missing as the Listowel Volunteer Fire Department battled a fire Thursday afternoon at a Dollar Store in the southwestern Ontario community.
Provincial police say a search of the building revealed that two firefighters had succumbed to injuries sustained while fighting the fire.
Police and Listowel's mayor identified the firefighters as 30-year-old Raymond Walter from Listowel and 56-year-old Kenneth Rea from Atwood
The Ontario Fire Marshal's office is investigating and a spokesman for the North Perth Fire Service said he could not comment on the incident.
Premier Dalton McGuinty released a statement Thursday night expressing condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the firefighters.
"I was saddened to learn today of the death of two volunteer firefighters in Listowel," McGuinty said.