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Deadly fire in Chicago

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YGBFKM, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I didn't see anything, but if this is a d_b, delete it. Anyway, a building collapsed today on Chicago's South Side, killing two firefighters and injuring 14 others, four seriously. It's 100 years to the day of the stockyard fire that killed 21 firefighters, the deadliest incident in the department's history.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/chicago-firefighters-killed-14-injured-collapsed-building-traps/story?id=12459015&page=2

    There is a practice among firefighters to report for work early and relieve the person working the previous shift. The 12-year veteran mentioned in the story was offered just that by his replacement on the upcoming shift, but he chose to finish out his shift at the fire.
     
  2. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Fucking awful.
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Terrible news. RIP to those firefighters, and strength to their families.
     
  4. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    What IJAG said.

    My father is a retired firefighter. His department was pretty quiet, but still. You never know.

    Whenever I see stories like this, I am so thankful my dad came home safely every day.
     
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