Gordon Ambelas, NYC firefighter, dies battling Brooklyn blaze, officials say

Members of Tower Ladder Company No. 119 and
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Members of Tower Ladder Company No. 119 and Engine Company 211 gather to mourn the death of Lt. Gordon Ambelas, as bunting was hung Sunday, July 6, 2014. (Credit: Charles Eckert)

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New York City firefighters are mourning the death of Lt. Gordon Ambelas, 40, of Staten Island, who was fatally injured July 5, 2014, when he became trapped while looking for fire victims on the 19th floor of a 21-story building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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