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Philadelphia firefighter killed in line of duty

PHILADELPHIA — The mayor of Philadelphia ordered flags flown at half-staff on Sunday and called for prayers for the family and colleagues of a veteran fire captain killed when a roof collapsed beneath him as he battled a blaze, the third city firefighter killed in the line of duty in a year.

Captain Michael Goodwin, 53, plunged onto the second-floor roof of the three-story building in the Fabric Row section during Saturday night’s blaze. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Fellow firefighter Andrew Godlewski, 28, who was burned on his hands while trying to rescue Goodwin, was discharged Sunday from a hospital, officials said.

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