PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Kenney today issued the following statement on the death of Fire Lt. Matthew LeTourneau, who succumbed to injuries fighting a fire on N. Colorado Street this morning.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Lt. Matthew LeTourneau. I am grateful for his outstanding service to our city during his 11-year career. It is always a tragedy to lose a first responder in the line of duty. Lt. LeTourneau sacrificed his life trying to save others. Our firefighters demonstrate tremendous acts of heroism every single day. I extend my sincerest condolences to his family. Please keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.”

To honor the memory of Lt. LeTourneau, all City of Philadelphia flags will be flown at half-staff for 30 days.  Funeral arrangements are pending.