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    Atlanta Firefighter Dies of Injuries from House Fire

    Atlanta Firefighter Dies of Injuries from House Fire
    Funeral set for Monday

    Updated: 12-01-2006 09:50:25 AM

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    Six days after being severely burned battling a house fire an Atlanta firefighter died of his injuries early Wednesday morning.

    Firefighter Steven Solomon passed away in Grady Memorial Hospital's Burn Unit.

    "We have truly lost a hero tonight and one of Atlanta's bravest firefighters," said Atlanta Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin.

    Solomon, married with four children, was injured fighting a house fire in northwest Atlanta on Thanksgiving evening.

    Investigators determined the fire was started by an unattended candle left by homeless people staying in the unoccupied house.

    Solomon had been with the Atlanta Fire Department for approximately four months. He transferred to the department after nearly six years with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department.

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    Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 4 at the Macon Colliseum in Macon, Ga. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, at Snows Memoral Chapel, Macon.

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    Solomon, Steven

    Age: 33
    Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Burns
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 11/23/2006
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 20:00
    Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
    Death Date: 11/29/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
    675 Ponce De Leon Ave.
    Atlanta , Georgia 30308
    Chief: Dennis L. Rubin

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Solomon was working the interior of a single-family single-story residential structure fire and as he and other crew members were ordered to evacuate the structure because of extreme conditions, Solomon reportedly became disoriented and trapped due to rapid fire progress. When Firefighter Solomon was rescued by others shortly afterward, he had been severely burned over 30% of his body. Firefighter Solomon received ALS treatment and was transported to the hospital but passed away from his injuries in the Grady Memorial Hospital's Burn Unit six days later.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Donations for Steven?019s family, including four surviving children, may be mailed in the name and memory of Firefighter Steven Solomon, C/o The Firefighter's Emerald Society, P.O. Box 7392, Atlanta, GA 30357 Funeral Arrangements: Pending (will be held in the Macon, GA area)

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