LODD: Chicago firefighter dies after fall during fire
The department identified the fallen firefighter as Firefighter/EMT Andrew Price of Truck 44
UPDATE (11:37 a.m. EDT):
Media: Firefighter/EMT Andrew Price joined CFD in March 2009. In 2025, he was assigned to Truck 44 . He would have been 40 years old come January. We all knew him as "Drew." He will escorted to the Medical Examiner today. Arrangements pending— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) November 13, 2023
By Rebecca Johnson, Jake Sheridan
CHICAGO — A firefighter was critically injured Monday morning battling a blaze in Lincoln Park , according to the Chicago Fire Department .
The firefighter was trapped but eventually rescued after the fire broke out at 2430-2432 North Lincoln Avenue , according to fire officials. The four-floor building contains the Lincoln Station restaurant on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors.
“He took a fall,” said fire spokesperson Larry Langford . “He fell through the building.”
The firefighter was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition, CFD said.
At 7:30 a.m. , the restaurant’s windows were broken as about 50 firefighters stood outside, some disconnecting hoses. The ground outside the restaurant was still wet, and lights flashed from dozens of nearby fire trucks, police squad cars and ambulances.
Several people stood wearing pajamas and looking at the building, which is close to DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus.