LODD Continued Coverage: Chicago Firefighters Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum

Firefighters Cory Ankum and Edward Stringer Died in the Line of Duty December 22, 2010.

It should be noted that today was a very deadly day 100 years ago in Chicago. On December 22, 1910, 21 Chicago Firefighters died in a massive fire at the Chicago Union Stockyard Fire. Up until September 11th, this had been the deadliest LODD fire in fire service history.

In addition…11 years ago today, 3 firefighters died in Keokuk, Iowa.

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Chicago fire personnel evacuate an injured firefighter at a extra-alarm fire at 1700 East 75th Street. (E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune)


Two Chicago firefighters were killed Wednesday morning and 14 others were hurt when a roof and wall collapsed while they were fighting a fire in an abandoned, one-story, brick former laundry building on East 75th Street.

The two firefighters were identified as Edward Stringer, a 12-year veteran, and Cory Ankum, a member of the department for two years.

Two other firefighters were trapped inside the former Sing Way Laundry at 1744 E. 75th, near South Shore High School, before being pulled to safety and taken to hospitals.

Chicago CFD Fire Fighter Motorcade Form Northwestern Hospital. December 22,2010

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Chicago FF Mayday 12/22/10 from a 3-11 fire on East 75th St Audio used under a creative common license from Radioreference.com

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