NEW HAVEN — A Waterbury, Conn. firefighter has died after suffering a massive heart attack hours after his shift ended Tuesday.

Lieutenant Bruce Bachinsky, of Waterbury’s Engine 8, fell ill a few hours after coming home from his shift. In the fire service, his passing is considered a death in the line of duty.

Bachinsky was a 12-year department veteran. Arrangements are pending.

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