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Flags Lowered to Honor Firefighter Killed in Maine

32-year-old Captain Joel Barnes died Friday in a large apartment fire on Bell Street in Berwick, Maine

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    Procession for Fallen Maine Fire Captain

    A procession was held Sunday as the body of Berwick Fire Captain Joel Barnes was transferred from the Tasker Funeral Home in Dover to the Old Orchard Beach Funeral Home in Maine.

    (Published Monday, March 4, 2019)

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor a firefighter killed while battling an apartment blaze.

    Flags will remained lowered through sunset Sunday, the day of Berwick Fire Capt. Joel Barnes' funeral. A private mass and a public memorial ceremony will be held at Cross Insurance Arena.

    The 32-year-old Barnes died and four other firefighters were injured in Berwick on Friday. He became the first firefighter to die while battling a fire in nearly four decades in Maine.

    Maine Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said the last time a firefighter was killed in a fire was in 1980, when Portland firefighter Joseph Cavallaro Jr. died while battling a nightclub fire.

    Maine Town, First Responders Mourn Captain Killed in Fire

    [NECN] Maine Town, First Responders Mourn Captain Killed in Fire

    Captain Joel Barnes died and four other firefighters were injured Friday while battling an apartment building fire.

    (Published Saturday, March 2, 2019)

    Berwick Fire Chief Dennis Plante previously said that Barnes protected a fellow firefighter from the flames and "died a hero."

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