3 FDNY firefighters die from 9/11-related illnesses on same day

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Three firefighters have died within hours of each other — all from illnesses related to their service during the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. irefighters Robert Leaver, Daniel Heglund, and Lt. Howard Bischoff died on Monday. All three men were working at Ground Zero after the tragedy in recovery efforts.

The FDNY reports that first responders showed health problems soon after the attacks and that 99% of exposed firefighters reported at least one respiratory problem.

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