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Who were the three firefighters who died of suffocation in the terrible Caseros fire

2021-08-03T23:01:06.047Z

Cristian Ragazzoni, Gabriel Fidelli and Pablo Díaz lost their lives fighting the flames in an apartment on Avenida San Martín. What they did, the passion for their work and the dreams of progressing with their families.



Hector Lescano Rojas

Jasmine Tallow

08/03/2021 19:47

  • Clarín.com

  • Zonal

Updated 08/03/2021 19:47

The

day this Tuesday

was

sad and painful

for society in general, but even more so for the entire community that makes the Volunteer Firefighters throughout the country and for those who reside in Tres de Febrero.

It is that

three firefighters

from the district of the

West

of Greater Buenos Aires

died in the fire

that broke out in the apartment on the fifth floor of a complex located on Marco Polo and San Martín Avenue, in the town of Caseros.

There,

Cristian Ragazzoni

(36),

Gabriel Fidelli

(49) and

Pablo Díaz

left their lives fighting the flames.

And their unfortunate losses were strongly felt in the community.

And with fairness because the three men were

firefighters by vocation

and

much loved throughout the Party

.

Dismay of firefighters over the death of three colleagues in the fire on the fifth floor of a building in Caseros.

Photo: Lucia Merle

"It is a very hard situation. We are going through

great pain due to their irreparable losses

. We try to gather forces from where we do not have and to be next to those who are in need of us," they graphically from the

barracks that are only four blocks

from the place. where the accident occurred and

10 crews and several SAME ambulances

worked for several hours

.

Indeed, the anguish over the deaths of the three firefighters was a constant as the hours progressed because their presence in the neighborhood never went unnoticed: 

Ragazzoni was a Federal Police officer

,

Fidelli was a referral

and

Díaz worked as a Human Resources consultant

.

All had between

12 and 35 years of trade

.

"We do not make sense of this.

We are watching a movie

. They were the first crew to arrive and entered to verify the place. At one point we did not receive any more answers and we began to ask for more personnel," said Fernando, a companion of the fallen in fulfillment of duty, in dialogue with TN.

Ragazzoni had three children and was a member of the Federal Police.

"When we arrived we found that painting. We did the resuscitation tasks, the SAME was collaborating and all the companions did what was within reach. Unfortunately, it was not possible," he explained later.

The shock of what happened hit hard throughout the district.

And even more so considering that

Cristian Ragazzoni

(he was an assistant noncommissioned officer)

had three small children

.

Precisely, the

last post

he made on his

personal Facebook account

was a series of

four photos with them

.

"I love you," he

wrote as a caption this Monday around one in the morning.

"It's a very fucked up moment.

Cristian had three boys,

" they said from the barracks.

And beaten by the circumstance, they confessed: "As soon as we found out about the death of

Pablo (Silva)

, the members of the body withdrew to their homes. He

had two children

."

In the rank of the fire department he was an auxiliary officer.

Fidelli worked as a driver.

He was a firefighter by vocation.

Likewise, the Tres de Febrero Firefighters reported that "they came from other bodies to collaborate with us, making guards to give them the tribute they deserve."

The blow for the death of the three heroes was so great that condolences for their deaths came from many parts of the country, encircled in the heartfelt words of the different Volunteer Firefighters of the territory.

In the same way, the

Club Atlético Estudiantes de Caseros

and the

mayor Diego Valenzuela

joined in with the large number of messages destined for the firefighters.

"To save other lives, they bravely lost theirs. I hug their family and friends with my soul. They are three neighbors, parents, children and workers who

will be remembered forever as true heroes

. We decided to decree 48 hours of municipal mourning in memory of them ", highlighted the communal chief.

Silva was a Human Resources consultant.

It should be noted that

the flames began around 6 in the morning

on the fifth floor of a new building located on Avenida San Martín al 1300, a few meters from Calle Marco Polo.

According to the owner of the place where the accident occurred (the police expertise has not yet transpired),

the fire started due to an electrical failure

in one of the devices that was plugged into her apartment.

After the arrival of the first crews, of which the three firefighters were part, we proceeded to the total evacuation of the building.

According to some testimonies, the members of the corps tried to turn off the main light from an upper floor, the sixth.

But

the smoke rose very thick

and so fast that

Ragazzi, Fedelli and Silva

did not have time to escape

.

The large amount of smoke inhaled caused them to decompensate and be rushed.

They died in the hospital.

His remains will be veiled in Detachment 2 of Caseros from 22.


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Source: clarin

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