FDNY Firefighter dies after falling from roof of burning building in Queens

Friends and family are coming to grips with the tragic loss of an FDNY firefighter who died after responding to a fire in Queens.

Friends and family are coming to grips with the tragic loss of an FDNY firefighter who died after responding to a fire in Queens. (4/21/17)

NEW YORK - Friends and family are coming to grips with the tragic loss of an FDNY firefighter who died after responding to a fire in Queens. 

William Tolley, 42, died Thursday in Ridgewood after falling from a two-story building while responding to a fire. 

He was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

Tolley was a 14-year veteran of the FDNY and lived on Long Island with his wife and eight-year-old daughter.

Neighbors say they are shocked and devastated. The FDNY says they are investigating the incident.

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