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Chicago Lt. Jan Tchoryk dies in high-rise fire – 2nd LODD in as many days

Lt. Tchoryk's death comes a day after the line of duty death of Firefighter Jermaine Pelt during an overnight fire in West Pullman

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A Chicago firefighter died Wednesday following a high-rise fire in Gold Coast. He is the second CFD member to die in as many days.

At around 7:20 a.m., CFD tweeted that they responded to the 1200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, which is near the intersection of Division, for a still-and-box response.

Then a short time later, a mayday response was called for a firefighter down. Chicago fire said Lt. Jan Tchoryk was making his way up the stairs to the 27th floor when he went down.

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