Chicago Firefighter Injured in Residential Fire

A Chicago (IL) Fire Department lieutenant suffered neck and shoulder pain after being struck by debris that fell from the roof during a fire in an apartment on July 18.

The fire, which occurred about 1:25 a.m., was in a 2½-story frame building in the city’s Burnside neighborhood, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times (

The injured firefighter was transported to the hospital and was reported to be in good condition. No other injuries were reported.

Arson was suspected; an investigation was underway.


Falling debris on the fireground poses a serious danger to firefighters. For more on such instances, consider Detroit Firefighters Injured by Falling Debris and Fire Roundup: IL Firefighters Hurt by Debris ; Solar, Wind Dangers.

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