Perth Amboy mourns loss of city's fire chief

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The city of Perth Amboy is mourning the sudden passing of its fire chief.

Abraham Pitre, the city's first Hispanic fire chief, died Saturday at age 44.

No details about his death have been released.

Pitre was a member of the fire department for 23 years and was named chief in 2014.

The city's fire department released a statement saying it will "honor his memory by continuing to uphold our solemn oath to serve and protect, remembering those that lay the path to our future."

The flag at Perth Amboy City Hall is being flown at half-staff and mourning bunting is being hung at the fire department.

Pitre leaves behind a wife and children.

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