Anthony Valerio, the injured San Francisco firefighter who had been battling for his life at San Francisco General Hospital after sustaining critical injuries during a Diamond Heights house fire, died Saturday morning, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said.
Valerio, 53, and colleague Fire Lieutenant Vincent Perez, 48, were both rushed to the hospital after they were found badly injured during the Thursday morning blaze inside a four-story home at 131 Berkeley Way.
Perez died upon arriving at the hospital after going into cardiac arrest. Memorial services for Perez and Valerio are still pending.
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An investigation into the deadly fire was underway, including an examination into the cause of the blaze.