Brasher-Winthrop firefighter collapses, dies after responding to warehouse blaze
MASSENA -- A firefighter died after fighting the warehouse fire in Massena on Friday night.
According to a Facebook post on the Brasher-Winthrop Fire Department’s page, David E. Carr, 62, collapsed at his residence after fighting the fire. A death announcement on North Country Now says he died at Massena Memorial Hospital on Saturday.“The Brasher-Winthrop Volunteer Fire Department responded in a support capacity to the industrial fire at Curran Renewable Energy in the Massena Industrial Park on Friday night. Dave was involved in fire-ground operations during the fire. He returned to the Brasher-Winthrop station in the early morning hours of November 4th, 2017. After returning to his residence he collapsed later that morning,” the department wrote in their post announcing Carr’s death. “Dave has been a very active member of the Brasher-Winthrop Volunteer Fire Department since 1998 and was a member of the Winthrop Volunteer Fire Department prior to the merger of the Brasher and Winthrop Fire Departments in 1979. Dave was a highly decorated volunteer in the volunteer fire service and also a member, past Chief and an EMT-B with the Tri-Town Volunteer Rescue Squad Inc. He was a great member of the Tri-Town Community, often volunteering his time and efforts in countless ways. Dave will be greatly missed by all.”
The fire that Carr responded to before he died destroyed a Massena Industrial Park warehouse containing wood pellets made by Curran Renewable Energy. More details are here.