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Friends mourn loss of fellow firefighter

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Quentin Volunteer Fire House in West Cornwall Township was draped in black bunting Tuesday, in honor of fallen firefighter Bruce Sensenig.

The 20-year-old volunteer firefighter was killed Monday night responding to an accident call on Route 72.

Police say Sensenig lost control of his car on Route 322 near Spangler Road, crossed the center line and hit a van. Sensenig was killed on impact.

His fellow firefighters responded to the scene not knowing the victim was one of their own.

"They didn't realize until they got to the scene and saw the car that it was him," said Chief Bruce Harris of Cornwall Boro Police.

Friends say Sensenig was just married a few months ago and was an avid hunter with a great sense of humor.

"It is just a sad situation. He was responding to help other people or to help at another call, and he ended up dying as a result of it, and that is sad," said Chief Harris.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The Quentin Volunteer Fire Company is temporarily out of service, giving the members time to grieve.

The family is still working on funeral arrangements.

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