A Saugerties firefighter from the Mount Marion Fire Department died after going into distress during a mutual aid call Saturday night.

Firefighters responded to 11 Fel Qui Road in Woodstock for a chimney fire at 6:59PM on Saturday. The Centerville Fire Department was the responding agency with the Mount Marion Fire Department providing additional support.

The fire was contained in the basement. A Mount Marion firefighter went into distress and was rescued from inside the home. Firefighters initiated lifesaving measures, but the firefighter was pronounced dead at the Health Alliance Hospital in the Kingston Broadway Campus.

The identity of the firefighter is being withheld pending family notification.

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