Nathan Flynn, a 13-year veteran, was identified as the firefighter who died battling a seven-alarm blaze.
(Howard Co Fire & EMS/Twitter)
A Maryland firefighter was killed Monday while battling a seven-alarm inferno that was possibly caused by a lightning strike, the officials said.
Nathan Flynn was identified as the firefighter who was killed in hell. Flynn was one of the first that the Clarksville house, according to FOX5 DC. Officials said he fell through a floor and was pulled from the house. He was transported to a hospital, but later died from injuries.
Officials said Flynn was a 13-year veteran of the department.
A house in Clarksville, Md. may is struck by lightning.
(Howard Co Fire & EMS)
“This is a tragic day for the family of this firefighter, and for the Howard County Fire department,” assistant Howard County Fire Chief Daniel Merson said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan expressed his condolences in a tweet.
“Incredibly sad to learn of the death of a Howard County firefighter as he bravely worked to save others lives,” Hogan wrote.
Incredibly sad to learn of the death of a Howard County firefighter as he bravely worked to save others’ lives. The First Lady and I send our prayers and deepest condolences to his family, fellow firefighters, and loved ones, as we mourn the loss of a hero. https://t.co/TS2xqTesrE
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) July 23, 2018
The emergency services went to the home for 2 hours after reports of a possible lightning strike, according to WTOP. The smoke was billowing from the house when they arrived, Merson said.
The fire was started with an “aggressive, offensive interior attack” when the firefighter fell through the floor. A seventh alarm was requested shortly before 5 hours
FF Nathan Flynn
Last Alarm: 7/23/2018 pic.twitter.com/obJKjGCabR
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) July 23, 2018
Three people who were in the house when the fire started were able to make it out safely, officials said.
The 7,000-square-foot house is located on three acres of land, according to FOX5 DC.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.