Gov. Christie orders flags to fly at half-staff for fallen firefighter Gregory Barnas

Captain Barnas died last week battling a fire

Captain Barnas died last week battling a fire at a restaurant in Wallington.

WALLINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered that all flags across New Jersey fly at half-staff in honor of fallen firefighter Gregory Barnas.

Capt. Barnas died last week after falling off the roof of a restaurant while fighting a fire as a volunteer with the Wallington Fire Department.

Barnas was born in Passaic and raised in Wallington, where he was a life-long resident.

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Flags will fly at half-staff today through next Wednesday, March 12.

Barnas was a 29-year veteran of the Jersey City Fire Deparment. His funeral will be held tomorrow.

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