Firefighter/Paramedic Capuano died from injuries sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft while operating with fire crews in heavy smoke conditions inside of a burning warehouse building. Capuano was quickly removed from the burning building and into a waiting ambulance then taken to Christ Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The cause of the fatal fire incident remains under investigation by local and state authorities.
92nd Street and Baltimore Avenue (U.S. National Grid: 16T DM 5439 1969)
Chicago Fire Department
3510 South Michigan Avenue, Floor 2
U.S. National Grid: 16T DM 4822 3118
Chicago, Illinois 60653
Chief: Fire Commissioner José A. Santiago
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.