Firefighter Bell had drugs and alcohol in system before 2014 death

Firefighter Kevin Bell died in the line of duty Oct. 7, 2014.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — New information has been released regarding the 2014 death of Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell. Bell had alcohol and marijuana in his system as he fought a fire in October of 2014.

The toxicology report is not mentioned in the police report on Bell’s death.

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Following an evacuation order from commanders on the scene, Bell was unable to make it out of the second floor of the building that was described by a witness as too much smoke to be able to find a way out.

Bell’s death was the first in the line of duty in the Hartford Fire Department in 40 years.