The sad news about two numbers Chicago Firefighters killed came this Wednesday following a blaze; the incident occurred on East 75th Street in an abandoned laundry business building in the South Side. The two Chicago Firefighters killed in the incident were Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer.
Subsequently while addressing to a press conference on Wednesday Robert Hoff, the Fire Commissioner Chicago informed that overall as many as 19 of their firefighters had suffered in the sad incident. Many of them sustained severe burn injuries, Robert Hoff added. He also said that everyone did the best one could do to save the other firefighters’ lives just like brothers.
According to the details, the two tragic deaths occurred while the firefighters of the CFD battled the abovementioned warehouse blaze while in a kind abandoned building. All of a sudden, number of them found them trapped when a wall alongside the building’s roof collapsed right over their heads; the debris just engulfed at least four of firefighters.
This also left more than one dozen other personnel injured and as per situation demand; they were forced to leave the area. The rescue efforts followed immediately and the rescuers would be seen digging out the place frantically in order to free the two remaining persons namely Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum.
Meanwhile, the other at least 15 workers of the CFD were sent to hospital where the authorities later informed; their injuries were not life-threatening in nature. The deaths of the aforementioned two CFD workers were confirmed and announced by the Office of Cook Cunt Medical Examiner while just before 11 at night (ET).
Both Corey and Stinger 34 and 47 years of age were with the CFD for the last 12 and 2 years, respectively and they were among the men who tried to put out the fire in order to search for squatters. Corey used to be a Chicago Police Officer prior to his joining the CFD hardly two years ago. According to Larry Langford the spokesman for Fire Department; their deaths of Corey and Stringer resulted off trauma.