December 22nd 2021
CHICAGO (CBS) — A firefighter has died from injuries he suffered in a fire in the Belmont Central community last week.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said firefighter MaShawn Plummer, 30, died Tuesday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, after being critically injured in the fire at 3138 N. Marmora Ave. this past Thursday.
Another person also died in the fire, and two others were also left in critical condition.
A brother and sister who live on the first floor of the apartment building heard their dog barking and realized the building was on fire. They saw a burst of flames and evacuated.
The CFD said the Plummer had just celebrated his one-year anniversary on the job. He leaves behind his mother, father, and four sisters.
It is my sad duty to report the passing of Chicago Firefighter/EMT Mashawn Plummer of Engine 94 who was inured in a fire on Mamora. He joined CFD in December of last year he is 30 years old. (Langford) pic.twitter.com/woqHE7TNa7
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As CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reported, firefighters and police officers began a procession late Tuesday to escort Plummer’s body from the medical center to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
At 6 p.m. outside the Medical Examiner’s office, 2121 W. Harrison St., firefighters were seen raising an American flag. The street corners were lined with red ribbons as dozens of firefighters arrived ahead of the procession.
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) December 21, 2021
— Tim McNicholas (@TimMcNicholas) December 22, 2021
A prayer and memorial vigil will also be held Wednesday outside Plummer’s fire station, Engine Co. 94 at 5857 W. Grace St. Organizers are asking people to bring flowers, red ribbons, and their love and support.