Chicago firefighter succumbs to injuries from basement fire
Lieutenant Kevin Ward was one of three firefighters injured in a fire on Aug. 11
Duty Death: Kevin P. Ward - [Chicago, Illinois]
End of Service: 08/28/2023
By Bill Carey
CHICAGO — A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant has died from injuries he received while fighting a house fire on Aug.11.
The department announced that Lieutenant Kevin Ward, 59, died at Loyola Medical Center, WLS reported.
Firefighters responded to a basement fire in the 8300-block of West Balmoral Avenue. During the fire, a mayday was transmitted for three injured firefighters, CBS Chicago reported. Lieutenant Ward was one of the injured and was transported to Loyola Medical Center in serious condition.
Officials said Ward was surrounded by his family when he died. He joined the department in 1996.
The procession to the medical examiner's office is expected to begin at noon from Loyola Medical Center. 0 pic.twitter.com/Ysa6ZJtMIY— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) August 29, 2023