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Firefighter dies battling blaze at Maryland home

Howard County, Md., Fire Department firefighter Nathan Flynn is seen in an undated photo provided by the Howard County, Md., Fire and Rescue Department. Authorities say Flynn, a 13-year veteran of the department, died early Monday, July 23, 2018, after he fell through the floor at a burning Clarksville, Maryland home and was trapped for 22 minutes. (Howard County, Md., Fire and Rescue Department via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 2:20 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Md. - Authorities say a firefighter died Monday after falling through the floor of a burning home in Maryland.

Howard County Fire Department spokesman Brad Tanner identified him as Nathan Flynn, a 13-year veteran.

Firefighters were called to the Clarksville home after a report of a lightning strike, and three people inside were able to get out safely.

Tanner says firefighters were battling flames inside the home when Flynn fell through the floor. A mayday call was sounded, but it took 22 minutes to pull him out. The 34-year-old firefighter later died at a hospital.

Tanner says it's not clear what caused the floor to collapse.

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered flags lowered to half-staff immediately.

Officials say it's the department's first line of duty death involving a career firefighter.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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