PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral date has been set for the veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed over the weekend.
Officials on Monday said a funeral mass for Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau will be held Friday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
LeTourneau was pulled from the home Saturday by fellow firefighters and taken to Temple University Hospital. The 11-year-veteran was pronounced dead there a short time later.
To honor fallen @PhillyFireDept Lieutenant Matt LeTourneau, @GovernorTomWolf has ordered all commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and in Philly to fly at half-staff starting at sunrise tomorrow, January 9, through sunset Saturday, January 13. https://t.co/FQPvUEYTwc— The Press Office (@GovernorsOffice) January 8, 2018
PPD Forensic Artist Jonny Castro painted this beautiful tribute to fallen @PhillyFireDept Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau. Lt. LeTourneau gave his life in service to our city on 1/6/18. We will never forget his sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/vVY8uiFLwi— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 9, 2018
A person who lived in the home was also killed in the fire. Two other firefighters were treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of LeTourneau.