|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|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|
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.