|Agency||Downers Grove Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Part-time (paid)|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||11/29/1907|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Burns|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firehouse duties|
On November 29, 1907, Driver Emil Lenhart of the Downers Grove Fire Department died in the line of duty. Lenhart suffered fatal burn injuries when the livery stable that housed the fire department horses caught fire. Eight horses were also killed in the fire.
"Man and Horses Perish in Fire," Chciago Daily Tribune, November 30, 1907.