Outpouring of support expressed for KCFD after two firefighters die in line of duty

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two firefighters who had helped save two people from a burning building on Monday night died in the line of duty. They suffered critical injuries when the building on fire collapsed, and were among four firefighters who suffered injuries.

Word of the fatal fire spread fast on social media, with many offering condolences to the Kansas City, Mo. Fire Department, some using the Twitter hashtag: #WeStandTogether.

“What is good for their families to remember is that they did not die in vain, they saved two civilians, carried them out of the second floor on ladders before the wall collapsed," KCFD Chief Paul Berardi said. "It's a tragic situation here. I know Kansas City and I know Kansas Citians' hearts go out to the fire department at this time, and I know people will be offering help."

Fire protection and law enforcement agencies from near and far offered their support through Twitter on Monday night: