Lieutenant Ambelas died from injuries sustained when he became trapped while searching for occupants of a burning high-rise residential building.
Incident Location: Independence Towers, 75 Wilson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8750 0647)
Fire Department City of New York
9 Metro Tech Center
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8566 0565
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Chief: Commissioner Daniel Nigro
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.