Florida firefighter dies while working at crash scene


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a firefighter died while working at the scene of a traffic crash in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department said in a news release that the crash scene involved “a difficult and prolonged extrication.”

Lifesaving efforts by rescue crews and hospital staff failed and the firefighter was pronounced dead just after 2 a.m. Thursday. The agency asked for privacy for his family.

No additional details were available.

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