To a former oneonta firefighter ..who died a hero.
Good evening at 11 oh- clock..
I'm don shipman.
The oneonta community is remembering the former fire fighter who lost his life rescuing his family from a fire.
Tonight-- the line ran long.
--proving how much john heller was respected.
Newschannel 2s zhane caldwell is following this story from oneonta.
Dozens of people gathered to pay their respects to john heller ... who lost his life in this home saturday morning.
The line to get into the funeral home was wrapped around the building... from family to friends and emergency responders who all came out to give their condolences.
I spoke with a family friend who says heller will truly be remembered.
Sot- dolores heller served with the oneonta fire department for 6 years.
He is being called a hero after rescuing his 4 nephews and fiancé from a fire in his home.
An oneonta man is charged with arson in connection to the fire.
The calling hours were today and the funeral services are tomorrow at 1 pm at the foot hills performing arts center.
Reporting in oneonta ... zc ... newschannel 2.
This is the man facing charges in connection to the fire that killed heller.
Terrence truitt, of oneonta, is charged with arson.
Again, the oneonta police chief says there is no link between heller and truitt.
Police would not say what