ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The community gathered Thursday to remember and pay respects to a fallen former firefighter in Oneonta.
Calling hours were held at the Bookhout Funeral Home on Main Street in Oneonta for John Heller.
Heller was killed in a house fire last Saturday morning, saving his nephews and fiancée.
Heller served as a firefighter from 2003 to 2009.
His funeral will be held Friday at the Foothills Performing Arts Center.
A man, 34-year-old Terrence Truitt from Oneonta, has been arrested in connection with the case. He was charged with first-degree arson, and police say additional charges could be filed.
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