The Owego Fire Department Company #3 responded to a mutual aid call. While performing interior attack on the structure, Captain Porcari and another firefighter fell through the floor of the structure. Both firefighters were transported to separate facilities. Captain Porcari succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival to the hospital. The other firefighter received burns and remains in serious condition.
Owego Fire Department
87 North Avenue
Owego, New York 13827
Chief: Edward Franz
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.