The Mount Marion Fire District announced 19-year-old Saugerties resident Jack H. Rose was the firefighter who died during a mutual aid call Saturday night.

"(The department) is devastated over the loss of such a young life and a devoted member of the community," Mount Marion Fire Chief Dave Ayers stated said in a press release issued by the Saugerties Police Department on the fire district's behalf. Ayers added that Rose was loved by all in the fire service who knew him.

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.

Mount Marion firefighters entered the basement to battle the blaze. Rose became separated from his team during the interior firefighting effort. His fellow firefighters located him and brought him outside, where he became unresponsive.

Firefighters initiated lifesaving measures. Rose was transported by DIAZ Ambulance to the Health Alliance Hospital in the Kingston Broadway Campus where efforts to revive him continued. He eventually was pronounced dead.

The cause of Rose's death is not yet known, nor is the cause of the fire. Authorities from the Saugerties Police Department, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control and the Ulster County Bureau of Cause and Origin are investigating.

Rose was a member of the fire department for three years and reached the rank of captain.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Seamon-Wilsey of Saugerties. A GoFundMe campaign has been established for Rose's family.

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