LODD: Owego Captain Matthew Porcari Dies During House Fire. One other Firefighter Injured. Tioga County, NY

Official Statement from the Owego FD:

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Owego Fire Department announces the Line of Duty Death of Captain Matthew Porcari while battling a house fire last night. Injured in the blaze was Firefighter Daniel Gavin, who was transported to a local hospital and then transferred to the burn unit at Upstate Medical in Syracuse NY. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Porcari and Gavin families in this tragic time.

Updated 8:54 pm.


Owego Deputy Fire Chief Bob Williams said Owego firefighters Matthew Porcari and Daniel Gavin were in the building when the floor collapsed. Porcari died in the fire. Gavin was taken to Wilson Hospital with burns before being transferred to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

The scene of a fire at 871 Chamberlain Road in Newark Valley was still smoking Tuesday morning. A firefighter from Owego died in a floor collapse and another was injured in the blaze, which was reported late Monday night. / Debbie Swartz/Staff photo

According to news accounts, a firefighter was killed and another injured after a fall through a floor at a house fire in the Newark Valley area of New York State.


A village firefighter died and another was injured while battling a late night blaze in Newark Valley.


The fire was reported just before 11 p.m. at 871 Chamberlain Rd. in Newark Valley, according to Tioga County emergency communications.

A request for a medical helicopter at approximately 11:40 p.m. was denied because of the weather.

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