Montgomery County Firefighter Dies While On Duty

A Montgomery County, Maryland, firefighter has died after he was found unresponsive at a fire station Friday, fire officials said.

Coworkers found Montgomery County Firefighter Charles "Rick" Gentilcore, 52, suffering from a medical condition about 3:30 p.m. at the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Rescue workers immediately started treating him and he was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue workers escorted Gentilcore's body to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore.

Gentilcore was with the fire department for 23 years.

On Saturday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered state flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Gentilcore.

No further information was immediately available.

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