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Funeral set for firefighter injured in blaze

Friday - 5/3/2013, 12:49pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A funeral has been set for a volunteer firefighter who died after being injured in a fire at a Reisterstown home last week.

Twenty-five- year-old Gene Kirchner of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Co. died Thursday at Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Officials say a funeral will be held Sunday at Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills. Kirchner will be buried at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.

Kirchner was injured while responding to an April 24 fire in a Victorian-style home. A resident of the home died shortly after being pulled from the blaze.

Baltimore County officials say that there was no sign of foul play in the fire, but the cause remains under investigation.

The Maryland flag will be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day Kirchner is buried.


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