2 volunteer firefighters die after battling Pennsylvania house fire

  • Source: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
  • Published: 12/08/2022 12:00 AM

Two volunteer firefighters died after responding to a smoky fire that burned a home in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Wednesday afternoon, according to the coroner. Marvin Gruber, 59, and Zachary Paris, 36, died after being called to the fire in the 1100 block of Clamtown Road in West Penn Township, near Tamaqua, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Paris was the assistant fire chief of the New Tripoli Fire Company in Lehigh County. A firefighters' labor union in Frederick County, Maryland, posted Wednesday night that Paris joined the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Service last February and graduated in September. The post also said Paris leaves behind his wife and two young daughters. Gruber was the assistant chief of Northampton Community College's Department of Public Safety.


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