3 p.m. The Arcadia Fire Department released the following statement:
"With heavy hearts, the officers and members of the Arcadia Fire Department announce the line of duty death of Fire Capt. Andy Troncale"
The statement continued. "As a senior captain, (Troncale) embodied the finest qualities of a true firefighter."
Department officials say exposure to carcinogens through his job caused Troncale's cancer.
Troncale began his career as an explorer with Los Angeles County Fire Department. He also worked for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection prior to joining the Arcadia Fire Department in 1979.
He received several awards during his career, including the City of Arcadia Exceptional Service Award and Arcadia Fire Department Firefighter of the Year.
Troncale is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie, and their three sons: Clark, 22, Chad, 20, and Clint, 16.
Fire Chief Tony Trabbie said the Department, in conjunction with the , has begun making plans for Troncale's funeral services. Information on those services remains forthcoming.
9:50 a.m. Veteran Capt. Andy Troncale died early Monday morning following a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 52.
The announced the news of Troncale's death via Twitter.
According to the Arcadia Firefighters' Association, Troncale had served the department for 30 years before he retired in May 2009.
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