(CHICAGO) — A Chicago firefighter has died after battling a fire at a restaurant in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
At a news conference outside of Illinois Masonic Hospital, fire officials confirmed the death of Fire Fighter Drew Price.
Officials say the fire started around 6 a.m. Monday at Lincoln Station Bar and Grill in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Crews were sent to vent the roof when CFD says Price fell through a shaft. A mayday call went out and fellow fire fighters pulled him out after knocking a hole through a wall.
Price was rushed to the hospital where he later died. Colleagues describe Price as a “workout freak” who loved staying physically active and loved his job.
This is the fourth line of duty death within the CFD this year.
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