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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Lawrence Burns
Agency Bloomington Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/20/1922
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Hose operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Bloomington
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/15/1922
Incident Location Public assembly
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On January 17, 1922, Bloomington Fire Department Captain Lawrence Burns died from injuries suffered on January 15, at a fire at A. M. E. Church.

Captain Burns was jerked by a charged hoseline while working on the icy roof of the Church and lost his balance. He fell from the roof and landed on his head and shoulder and was taken to Mennonite Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.


“Larry Burns still in a Critical Condition,” The Pantagraph, January 17, 1922.

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