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