Chicago Firefighter Dies from Injuries Sustained in Lake Shore Drive Hi-Rise Fire

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Chicago, IL – Tragedy struck the Chicago Fire Department for the second time in 36 hours as a firefighter died from injuries sustained during a high-rise fire in the Gold Coast neighborhood on Wednesday morning. The incident took place at around 7:20 a.m. at 1212 N Lake Shore Dr., and was later classified as a 3-11 alarm fire.

The firefighter was identified as Lt. Jan Tchoryk of Tower Ladder Co. 10. Tchoryk was removed from the building and rushed to Northwestern Hospital for medical attention. Sadly, later succumbed to injuries. Another firefighter was also injured in the incident but was considered to be in good condition.

This tragedy occurred just one day after firefighter Jermaine Pelt, 49, lost his life while responding to a house fire on the South Side. It has been a tough week for the Chicago Fire Department, with two firefighters losing their lives in the line of duty.

The elevators in the high-rise building were out of service during the time of the incident, which made the task even more difficult for the responding firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Chicago Fire Department is urging everyone to keep E4, TL10, BN3, and all their brothers and sisters in their prayers during this difficult time. The sacrifices that firefighters make every day to keep their communities safe should never be forgotten.

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