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    Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, Dozen Injured in Blaze

    Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, Dozen Injured in Blaze
    The firefighters were trapped after a wall collapsed during a three-alarm blaze at an abandoned building.
    Firehouse.com News

    Posted: Wed, 12/22/2010 - 08:11am
    Updated: Wed, 12/22/2010 - 12:22pm

    Two Chicago firefighters were killed and more than a dozen others were injured after they became trapped in three-alarm blaze on the city's South Side this morning, according to WFLD-TV.



    Department spokesman Larry Langford confirmed earlier media reports that two firefighters were killed in the blaze. One firefighter died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, while the other died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

    The names and ranks of the firefighters were not released.

    Ten other firefighters are listed in stable condition while four others are in serious to critical condition, according to the report.

    Crews responded to the blaze at abandoned brick building at 1744 East 75th street shortly before 7 a.m.

    A Mayday was called at 7:07 a.m. after a wall collapsed, Will Knight told the news station.

    By of 8:35 a.m., all of the firefighters had been rescued and transported to local hospitals.

    One hundred years ago today, 21 Chicago firefighters were killed in the city's biggest fire disaster at the Union Stockyards.

    Firehouse.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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    LODD Chicago Fire Fighters Union, Local No. 2

    December 22nd, 2010

    Dear Brothers & Sisters:

    It is with deep sadness that I report to you that the Chicago Fire Fighters Union, Local No. 2, has lost two of its members today Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010. FF Edward J. Stringer - E63 and FF/EMT Corey D. Ankum T34 were killed in the line of duty following a wall collapse at a structural fire.

    There were a number of members also injured at this same fire. We have four members still hospitalized in stable condition.

    Please keep the families of Brother Stringer and Brother Ankum in your thoughts and prayers.

    Once arrangements are made available, we will let you know through e-mail blasts.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole department during this very sad time.

    Fraternally -- Tom Ryan, President Local 2

    http://www.iaff-local2.org/index.cfm?section=1

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    Funeral Information

    Funeral Information

    Visitation for Firefighter Stringer will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27 at Blake Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, Ill.

    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago.

    Visitation for Firefighter Ankum will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago.

    A wake will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 and will be followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the church.

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