PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — COVID-19 has claimed the life of a Philadelphia Firefighter. John Evans died Saturday at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital.
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It is with deep sorrow that the Philadelphia Fire Department announces the line-of-duty death of Firefighter John Evans, who passed away Saturday at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital after a tough battle with COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/eJVNdnfk8gREAD MORE: Some Philadelphia Students Set To Return To Classroom Monday For First Time In Nearly A Year
— Philadelphia Fire (@PhillyFireDept) February 13, 2021
He was a 37-year veteran of the fire department.
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Funeral arrangements are pending.