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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Stewart Lynn
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Pipeman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 8/6/1922
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Asphyxiation
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 8/5/1922
Incident Location Industry/ Manufacturing
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On August 5, 1922, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Stewart Lynn of Truck 8 was overcome by smoke while fighting a fire at the Louis Gertenrisch Candy Factory on Archer Avenue. He was transported to Cook County Hospital, where he died the next day, August 6.


“Suffocated by Smoke, Fireman Dies Soon After,” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 6, 1922.

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