AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago fire department will honor the lives of three firefighters who died fighting a fire at a Woolworth store 85 years ago.
Thirty-seven-year-old Capt. Herbert Reiss, 48-year-old Capt. John Petersohn and 35-year-old firefighter Charles Hoffman died when an exterior wall collapsed on them as they fought the large fire at the Woolworth 5 & 10 store.READ MORE: Along With Chicago FOP, Alderman Wants To Repeal COVID Vaccine Mandate
An honor guard will mark the anniversary on Friday morning by placing a wreath at the site of the January 11, 1934 fire.READ MORE: Great Uncle Of Laquan McDonald Defends Decision To Support Rahm Emanuel For Ambassador Of Japan
The fire was the most destructive blaze in Aurora history.MORE NEWS: 2 People Arrested Following Accidentally Shooting Of 2 Officers In Lyons
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