Man Hailed as hero dies after saving 4 from Brooklyn fire
A Parks Department worker who saved four people from a fire in Brooklyn has succumbed to his injuries.
James Frye, 47, was staying with his friend Adrienne Mitchell while his apartment was being renovated when a fire broke out on June 2.
Frye helped get Mitchell’s four grandchildren out of the building on Georgia Ave. in East New York.
The brave Parks Department worker went back into the burning building to get Mitchell, but the heat was too intense, friends and relatives said.
“He went back to get her but the place was in flames,” said Frye’s mother, Betty Heyward, 65, of Atlanta.
Mitchell, 59, who used a walker, died in the fire. In desperation, Frye jumped from the second-floor window.
Frye was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital where he arrived in critical condition and placed in a medically induced coma. He never regained consciousness and passed away Thursday.
Mr. Frye, thank you for your bravery. Our condolences go out to your family.
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