NEW BEDFORD — An active-duty New Bedford firefighter has died.

In a post to Facebook, the New Bedford Fire Department says Firefighter Cory Combs passed away on Wednesday. Combs had been a member of the Department since 2012, assigned to Engine 8 in the City’s north end.

Prior to joining the Department, Combs had served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.

Combs’ cause of death is not known at this time.

The New Bedford Fire Department is expected to announce funeral arraignments soon.

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