A fire broke out in an old house in El Chorillo near Los Aburridos park around 10 am on Sunday morning, leaving one fireman dead.
Firefighters confirm that the deceased is Sergeant Manuel Antonio Naar of the Juan Antonio Guizado station in Plaza Amador nearby. Another firefighter from his brigade was injured trying to pull Naar from the debris.
More than 10 cistern trucks were used to put out the fire, which was controlled by 1 pm. Fifteen families with a total of 41 people were living in the building.