She spent her life saving others--and she spent the last few months fighting for her own life. A firefighter injured in the line of duty in a suspected Canby Park arson two months ago has died.

Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode announced the death of Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope on Twitter on the evening of December 1, 2016.

Hope had been hospitalized at Crozer Medical Center suffering from burns over 70 percent of her body. Her death is the department's third line-of-duty death as a result of the September 24, 2016, row home fire. The fire also killed Capt. Chris Leach and Lt. Jerry Fickes.

Firefighter Brad Speakman was also badly injured in the fire, but was <a href=http://www.wdel.com/story/78068-video-a-heros-return-as-a-wilmington-firefighter-comes-home target=_blank>released from the hospital last month</a>.

Mayor Dennis Williams said his heart is broken.

"There is no greater sacrifice than bravely risking your life to save the life of another. Firefighter Hope did just that on September 24th," he said in a written statement. "On behalf of the City of Wilmington, I offer my deepest condolences to firefighter Hope's family, children, friends, loved ones, and fellow brothers and sisters of the Wilmington Fire Department. While our hearts are heavy, our resolve to honor firefighter Hope remains strong. On that fateful day, Wilmington lost three firefighters in the line of duty as they courageously faced that tragic fire. May we never forget how they proudly served our city, and may we pay tribute to how they gave the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow man."

Public Information Officer Battalion Chief James Jobes released a statement on behalf of the Wilmington Fire Department shortly after Chief Goode's announcement on Twitter.

"It is with a heavy heart that the Wilmington Fire Department announces the line of duty death of Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope.

Firefighter Ardythe Hope is the 3rd line of duty death resulting from the September 24, 2016 Lakeview Road arson.

No other details are available at this time."

Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams released a statement Thursday mourning Hope's death.

"Today our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope. There is no greater sacrifice than bravely risking your life to save the life of another. Firefighter Hope did just that on September 24th. On behalf of the City of Wilmington, I offer my deepest condolences to firefighter Hope’s family, children, friends, loved ones, and fellow brothers and sisters of the Wilmington Fire Department. While our hearts are heavy, our resolve to honor firefighter Hope remains strong. On that fateful day, Wilmington lost three firefighters in the line of duty as they courageously faced that tragic fire. May we never forget how they proudly served our city, and may we pay tribute to how they gave the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow man."

A resident of the home where the fire occurred, Beatriz Fana-Ruiz, has already been charged with two counts of murder in connection with the fire.

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DJ McAneny contributed to this report