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Chicago Firefighter Andrew “Drew” Price dead after falling into light shaft at restaurant fire

Thirty-nine year old firefighter had been on the department since 2009

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A Chicago firefighter who was badly injured Monday morning while battling an extra-alarm fire at a building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side has died.

Firefighter/EMT Andrew “Drew” Price, 39, sustained serious injuries after a “bad fall” while fighting the fire at a four-story mixed occupancy building in the 2400 block of North Lincoln Avenue around 6 a.m., fire commissioner Annette Nance-Holt said during a press conference.

A mayday was called after Price fell through a light shaft and became trapped behind a wall, according to Nance-Holt. Firefighters had to force a hole through a wall in order to extricate him.

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