Funeral Service Set for Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter


A funeral service for fallen firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis is set for Saturday, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer (

The service will be held at 10 a.m. at Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services, 7012 North Broad Street, he said. Burial will follow at Ivy Hill Cemetery on Easton Road.

Craig-Lewis, a decorated 11-year veteran and mother of two, was fatally injured in a pre-dawn fire in West Oak Lane on Tuesday. She was working an overtime shift when the call for a fire on Middleton Street came in to Engine 73 around 2:30 a.m. She was trapped inside while fighting a basement fire.

Investigators continue to work to determine the cause of the fire that led to her death, Executive Fire Chief Clifford Gilliam said Wednesday. And they are attempting to piece together what prevented her from getting out of the house safely along with her fellow firefighters.