BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Jason Arno was laid to rest Friday morning.
The 37-year-old Buffalo firefighter lost his life battling a fierce blaze that overtook a building on Main Street in the city’s Theatre District last Wednesday, March 1. He left behind a wife and 3-year-old daughter.
The building, a three-story structure owned by former Congressman Chris Jacobs, housed costume shop DC Theatricks on its ground floor. Arno’s cause of death is still under investigation.
People lined the streets of Buffalo to pay their respects as Arno’s casket was taken from Amigone Funeral Home on Delaware Avenue to St. Joseph Cathedral around 9:30 a.m., while more than 1,000 out-of-town firefighters were expected to be in attendance. Arno’s family was presented with the International Association of Firefighters Medal of Honor during the funeral ceremony. Then, his casket was taken to Forest Lawn Cemetery.
You can watch replays of News 4’s team coverage from each event below.
Funeral procession – Amigone to St. Joseph Cathedral
Funeral mass – St. Joseph Cathedral
Post-funeral procession – St. Joseph Cathedral to Forest Lawn Cemetery
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