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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name George Yore
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Truckman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/24/1913
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/24/1913
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On October 24, 1913, Chicago Fire Department Truckman George Yore of Truck 6 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire on North Des Plaines Avenue. Yore fell down an open elevator shaft as he and three other firefighters were operating on the smoke-filled fourth floor of the burning building. Yore was seriously injured by his fall, and also suffered severe burns, and he succumbed to his injuries at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.


“Twenty Trapped by Ammonia at Stockyards Fire; One Dead in West Side Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 25, 1913.

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