Philadelphia Mourns Philly Fire Lieutenant Who Died in North Philly Blaze

Philadelphia is mourning the loss of Philadelphia Fire Lt. Matthew LeTourneau.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of fallen Philadelphia Fire Department Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau from the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Philadelphia, Friday Jan. 12, 2108, following a funeral mass. (NBC10 Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Philadelphia Lt. Matthew LeTourneau's casket is saluted as he is taken into the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Center City on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
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Lt. LeTourneau died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, when a burning row home collapsed in Philadelphia and he became pinned under the debris, authorities said.
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Pallbearers carry the casket from the basilica following the Mass.
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Pallbearers carry the casket of LeTourneau from the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul as firefighters salute.
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Saluting firefighters lined the roadway.
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LeTourneau's body made its way to his native Delaware County where he was buried.
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LeTourneau's flag-draped casket is led to the basilica for his funeral.
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Bagpipes and drums led the processional.
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Fellow firefighters guide LeTourneau's flag-draped casket.
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Hundreds of firefighters lined up to salute their fallen colleague.
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Rain fell through much of the morning.
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LeTourneau's loss was felt across the fire fighting community and beyond.
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The City of Philadelphia remembered the life of Philadelphia Fire LeTourneau Thursday at a public viewing.
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Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department salute outside the public viewing for Lt. LeTourneau.
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Sean Riley, Jay Sharpe
Loved ones took to social media to mourn the loss of LeTourneau following his death. The 11-year veteran died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 while battling a house fire in North Philadelphia.
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Sean Riley, a friend of LeTourneau, posted three photos of him on his Facebook page.
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Sean Riley, a friend of LeTourneau, posted three photos of him on his Facebook page.
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Sean Riley, a friend of LeTourneau, posted three photos of him on his Facebook page.
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Jay Sharpe, a friend of LeTourneau, posted photos of him on his Facebook page.
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Jay Sharpe, a friend of LeTourneau, posted photos of him on his Facebook page.
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A photo of LeTourneau when he was with the Springfield Delaware County Fire Department in the early 90s.
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A photo of LeTourneau when he was with the Springfield Delaware County Fire Department in the early 90s.
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A photo of LeTourneau when he was with the Springfield Delaware County Fire Department in the early 90s.
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A photo of LeTourneau when he was with the Springfield Delaware County Fire Department in the early 90s.
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LeTourneau was a longtime supporter of the Red Paw Relief Team.
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LeTourneau was a longtime supporter of the Red Paw Relief Team.
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Two firefighters hug outside Engine 45 and Ladder 14 firehouse in North Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia Fire Department's Engine 45 and Ladder 14 headquarters.
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Engine 45 and ladder 14 follow a procession transporting the body of Philadelphia Fire Department Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau to the Medical Examiner's Office.
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Firefighters salute LeTourneau.
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Firefighters embrace each other.
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