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NEW HARTFORD and Burlington— Burlington Firefighter and EMT Colin McFadden, who responded to the New Hartford House fire on Aug. 10, died on Thursday, Aug. 12.
McFadden, 26, was a six year member of the department, received immediate medical care at the scene of the fire on Aug. 10 and was transported to John Dempsey Hospital.
He died this morning according to sources.
In a statement, Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is directing all United States and state flags to be lowered in honor of McFadden.
“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Burlington Firefighter Colin McFadden, who responded early Tuesday morning to a tragic fire out of a courageous sense of duty and compassion to protect the lives of others,” Governor Lamont said in a press release. “This is a terrible reminder of the dangers that firefighters put themselves in each time they respond to an emergency. My deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, and fellow firefighters from the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department.”

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