Funeral held for 15-year FDNY veteran who died in a fire on a Manhattan movie set

PHOTO: A funeral for firefighter Michael Davidson at St. Patricks Cathedral, New York, March 27, 2018.PlayErik Pendzich/REX via Shutterstock
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The funeral for a 15-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department who died while battling a five-alarm fire in Manhattan was held Tuesday at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

PHOTO: Eileen Davidson, wife of firefighter Michael Davidson, holds her daughter Emily during his funeral at St. Patricks Cathedral in New York, March 27, 2018. Seth Wenig/AP
Eileen Davidson, wife of firefighter Michael Davidson, holds her daughter Emily during his funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, March 27, 2018.

Michael Davidson of Engine Company 69, who lived in the Floral Park neighborhood of Queens, died Friday after suffering critical injuries fighting a basement fire in Harlem Thursday night.

PHOTO: A funeral for firefighter Michael Davidson at St. Patricks Cathedral, New York, March 27, 2018. Erik Pendzich/REX via Shutterstock
A funeral for firefighter Michael Davidson at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, March 27, 2018.

He was working the nozzle on a hose when he became separated from the rest of his unit.

PHOTO: A casket carrying the body of Lt. Michael Davidson is carried into New Yorks St. Patricks Cathedral as mourners gathered, March 27, 2017, for the funeral services. Richard Drew/AP
A casket carrying the body of Lt. Michael Davidson is carried into New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral as mourners gathered, March 27, 2017, for the funeral services.

Davidson died from smoke inhalation, the New York City Medical Examiner’s office said Monday.

PHOTO: Pall bearers carry the casket with New York City Fire Department Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson into St. Patricks Cathedral for his funeral in Manhattan in New York City, March 27, 2018. Mike Segar/Reuters
Pall bearers carry the casket with New York City Fire Department Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson into St. Patrick's Cathedral for his funeral in Manhattan in New York City, March 27, 2018.

The building that caught fire was being used as a set for a movie starring Edward Norton and Bruce Willis.

On Saturday, city officials announced Davidson had been posthumously promoted to lieutenant. He is survived by his wife and four young children.

PHOTO: The casket of New York City firefighter Michael Davidson is carried on a fire truck down Fifth Avenue as it leaves St. Patricks Cathedral after his funeral, in New York, March 27, 2018. Richard Drew/AP
The casket of New York City firefighter Michael Davidson is carried on a fire truck down Fifth Avenue as it leaves St. Patrick's Cathedral after his funeral, in New York, March 27, 2018.