Devastating, incomprehensible news as that dwelling fire in Chicago has now claimed the lives of all four family members of Chicago Firefighter Walter Stewart.
His two remaining children — a 2-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl who have been hospitalized since their house fire Tuesday night — passed away last night.
The fire had also claimed the lives of Stewart’s wife, 36-year-old Summer Day-Stewart, who died Friday, as well as the couple’s 7-year-old son, Ezra Stewart, who died Wednesday.
The fire broke out just after 2100 hours in the 2500-block of North Rutherford Avenue and everyone inside the home suffered severe smoke inhalation. FF Stewart was working Truck 55 in Edison Park and rushed to the scene after hearing his own address come over the radio. The home did have smoke alarms.
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Ignite the Spirit, a Chicago Fire Department charity, has established a fund to support the family.
VIRGINIA FIRE CHIEF KILLED IN ATV CRASH AT FIRE SCENE
Rocky Wood, Forest Technician for the Virginia Division of Forestry and Chief of the Haysi Volunteer Fire Department, died in the Line of Duty in an ATV crash on Thursday around 2000 Hours.
Virginia DOF Director of Fire and Emergency Response John Miller stated, “Once we had a small bulldozer on scene- which is kind of our primary tool for trying to put a containment line around a fire – Rocky got the dozer started, proceeded on an ATV to get out in front of the dozer to do some scouting.” According to Miller, in the effort to find the best location to maneuver the dozer, there was a crash with the ATV and Wood died as a result.
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