Retired firefighter injured in Wethersfield fire - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Retired firefighter injured in Wethersfield fire

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Crews battle fire at Wethersfield home (WFSB) Crews battle fire at Wethersfield home (WFSB)
WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Fire crews battled heavy flames on Wednesday night at a home on Brimfield Avenue in Wethersfield.

While fighting the fire, crews were fighting to save the life of one of their own.

The man was found in the living room, unconscious and was rushed to the hospital. That man was identified as Keron Larkin, who is a fellow Wethersfield firefighter.

“There was almost zero visibility going through that front door with smoke and flames," said firefighter Daniel Kosicki, who went inside the home along with two other firefighters.

“There is a couch on the side and I get past the couch, I look down and the victim is right there," said firefighter John Gammie.

It took three firefighters to pull Larkin out of the home.

“As soon as we saw him, I yelled out ‘Dan! The victim is right here’ and we proceeded to drag him out the best we could," Gammie said.

Larkin retired from the fire department in the early 1970s. His wife was already outside when firefighters got to the home.

More than 30 firefighters were at the scene, and the department got help from surrounding towns.

Fire crews said the house has significant damage, and while it all can be replaced, many are hoping for the best for their fellow brother.

“It makes me feel good that I was able to get there and was able to help the community," Kosicki said.

“I prayed for him all night last night," Gammie said.

Larkin is in critical condition.

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