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Firefighter killed in Watertown blaze identified as Joseph Toscano


March 17–Officials have identified the firefighter killed Friday after battling a 2-alarm blaze in Watertown.

Authorities identified the firefighter as Joseph Toscano, 54, of Randolph.

Toscano died of a medical emergency that he suffered during the fire, according to a statement from Randoph Police Chief William Pace.

“Earlier today, the public safety community lost one of its own and the Town of Randolph lost a resident,” Pace said.

“On behalf of the Randolph Police Department and the entire community, I offer my most sincere condolences to the Toscano family, including Joseph’s wife and five children,” he continued.

Toscano was a member of the Watertown Fire Department for more than 20 years.

The blaze broke out at a Merrifield Avenue home at 10:30 a.m. A firefighter was injured and taken to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, CBS Boston reported.

Toscano died shortly after noon. He may have had a heart attack.


By Melissa Hanson, MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

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