Three Baltimore Firefighters Die and One in Critical Condition After Battling Mount Clare House Fire

| January 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

On Monday at 6am, the Baltimore City Fire Department arrived at the scene of a two-alarm fire in a vacant home on the 200 block of S. Stricker St. in Mount Clare.

From Baltimore City Fire Department:

Today, Lt. Paul Butrim, FF Kelsey Sadler & FF Kenny Lacayo lost their lives in service to our city. FF John McMaster remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition. We will continue to pray for the family of those we lost.

From Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734:

The Officers & Members of L-734 & Baltimore Fire Officers IAFF Local 964 regretfully announce the line of duty deaths of:

-Lt Paul Butrim
-FFPM Kelsey Sadler
-FFPM Kenneth Lacayo

Please keep their families in your prayers as well as our member who remains hospitalized


Yesterday was a nightmare. Three heroes gave their lives protecting Baltimore City. We will honor them, PJ, Kelsey, and Kenny, now and always, never forget.

The battle is not over. FF John McMaster remains hospitalized. He will make it thru, he is a fighter!

Governor Larry Hogan:

Our hearts are broken for the entire Baltimore City Fire Department as three of our bravest have fallen in the line of duty. A fourth firefighter was critically injured and is on life support. Each and every day, our firefighters and first responders answer the call and are ready to run into danger—this is our worst nightmare.

This morning, I spoke to both Mayor Scott and Chief Ford, and at my direction, the State Fire Marshal and the Maryland Department of Emergency Management continue to provide assistance to the city.

Effective immediately, I have ordered flags lowered to half-staff in remembrance of these fallen heroes. I call on all Marylanders to honor the memories of these brave souls, and pray for their families and fellow firefighters.

From Lieutenant Governor Boyd K Rutherford:

I’m deeply saddened by the loss of three fallen Baltimore City Fire Department firefighters who lost their lives while serving bravely and selflessly in Baltimore City. My prayers are with their families, and with the fourth firefighter still in critical condition at Shock Trauma. While we can never repay their sacrifice, we can honor their memories, and support those who risk their lives for the lives of others.

From Mayor Brandon M. Scott:

Today we lost three brave Baltimore City Fire Department EMTs/Firefighters. We will never forget their sacrifice. I ask that we all pray for Firefighter McMaster, who remains at Shock Trauma, and keep the families of all of these heroes close to our hearts.


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