Barrie firefighter Bill Wilkins remembered

Wilkins death happened 20 years ago after he entered a burning home

Gone, but not forgotten.

Flags at fire stations in Barrie are at half-staff to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of firefighter Bill Wilkins.

He lost his life on May 27, 2002 when he entered a burning house in the northwest part of the city, on Sinclair Court near Livingstone and Anne Streets.

Image from: @BarrieFire

Wilkins was overcome by smoke in the lower half of the residence and crews were unable to find him.

At the time of his death, Wilkins was 32-years-old and was engaged to be married.

Banner image: Flags at half-staff outside Barrie fire hall on Dunlop Street West on May 27, 2022 in memory of firefighter Bill Wilkins/Barrie 360 image