Volunteer firefighter and immigrant killed in raging Pennsylvania residential fire – Telemundo 62

A volunteer firefighter died tending to a raging residential fire in Montgomery County on the evening of the Fourth of July.

It was reported that 35-year-old Sean W. DeMuynck was getting ready to move to his native Canada when he came to help rescuers.

Penn Wynne / Overbrook Hills Fire Company said in a statement that the victim was found unconscious on the third level of the burning home.

“We lost a true hero,” said Lower Merion Township Fire Department Fire Chief Chas McGarvey on Monday. The incident was reported on Sunday after 10:30 pm “Upon arrival the fire department ran into

This is what we know about the victim:

  • He was removed from the burning structure at 11:00 pm on Sunday, July 4.
  • He was transferred to Lankenau Hospital where death was certified at 12:22 pm
  • He served as a volunteer firefighter in that community since August 2019.
  • He is survived by his wife with whom he was moving to his native Canada on Monday, July 5.
  • The DeMuyncks were in the Philadelphia area on a work visa.
  • The victim was a hockey fan.
  • Funeral arrangements were pending.


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