Eve Nyrhinen

‘No one wanted my father to die’

‘No one wanted my father to die’

Please have some grace for the firefighters and the difficult decisions they had to make

I'm Ray McNeill's daughter. I'd like to share some details and dispel some rumors about his death.

Ray was told in June that due to the structural instability of the building, the fire department would not be able to send a crew in there safely if a fire were to break out. There hadn't been a fire in his 30-some years there, and he had an extensive sprinkler system, so he chose to stay. Anyone who loved him knew that you couldn't tell that man what to do.

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