Funeral held for New Brunswick firefighter who died saving others

(09/08/04) NEW BRUNSWICK Hundreds of firefighters and residents attended the funeral Wednesday of a New Brunswick firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Deputy Chief Jim DHeron died last Friday at the age of 51 while evacuating 15 people from a burning house on Lee Avenue. Investigators are still trying to determine the exact cause of his death.

A procession of firefighters followed by a fire engine and the DHeron family walked to St. Peters Church in New Brunswick for the funeral services. In addition to fire department members, a woman who was saved from a fire by DHeron 10 years ago attended the funeral to pay her respects.

After the services, DHerons casket was taken to St. Peters cemetery. DHeron is survived by his wife and three grown children.

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