WATCH: Live coverage of funeral, procession for fallen Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno


(We will have live coverage of today’s events starting at 9 a.m. Tune in to CW23 or watch in the video player above.)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — This morning, Jason Arno will be laid to rest.

On March 1, the 37-year-old Buffalo firefighter lost his life battling a fierce blaze that overtook a building on Main Street in the city’s theatre district.

The building, which was a three-story structure owned by former Congressman Chris Jacobs, housed costume shop DC Theatricks on its ground floor.

What to know about fallen firefighter Jason Arno’s wake, funeral procession and service

During the events happening Friday, there will be a number of road closures in downtown Buffalo.

Schedule of Friday Events

Funeral procession | 9:30-9:50 a.m.

Funeral mass | 11:30 a.m.

Post-funeral procession | Noon

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