Chicago Firefighter Dies After Suffering Critical Burn Injuries in Fire on Marmora Avenue in Chicago Last Week

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Firefighter Mashawn Plummer (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
Firefighter Mashawn Plummer (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).

A Chicago Fire Department firefighter has died from injuries he suffered last Thursday, December 16, 2021 in a fire in a 2-flat apartment building fire in the block of 3100 North Marmora Avenue in Chicago. Chicago firefighters responded about 2:06 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2021 to a basement fire at the apartment building next to St. Ferdinand Church in the Belmont Central neighborhood. Mashawn Plummer, 30, was transported to Community First Hospital with severe burns, and was transferred to the Loyola University Burn Unit. He suffered burns to his airway, and required endotracheal intubation to maintain his airway. He died Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the Loyola University Burn Unit.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, Mashawn Plummer had just celebrated his 1-year anniversary on the job as a firefighter. Also injured at the fire scene were two men and a woman. All three suffered severe burns, and were also listed in critical condition at Loyola University Medical Center. They were rescued by firefighters when they were trapped in the basement apartment.


02:06 AM Dispatch to fire.

02:10 AM – E94 on scene.

02:12 AM – Declared a Working Fire.

02:24 AM – Still and Box, MAYDAY.

02:28 AM – Still and Box Struck Out.

An EMS Plan 1, and Still & Box Alarm, and a Mayday were activated at the fire scene at 3138 N. Marmora when four adult patients (including firefighter Mashawn Plummer) were transported Code Red to hospitals nearby.

One of the other adults also died of injuries suffered at the fire on the same day as the fire.

Chicago Firefighter/EMT Mashawn Plummer, of Engine 94 joined the Chicago Fire Department in December 2020. Engine 94 was the first fire engine on the scene at 2:10 a.m. Firefighter Mashawn Plummer is scheduled to be transported to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office via Honor Procession from Loyola University Medical Center at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021. He leaves his mom, dad and four sisters.

A procession is being held for a Chicago Firefighter who died days after being critically injured in a fire in Belmont Central. YouTube Tips ⓘ

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WGN (December 16, 2021): Four people, including a firefighter, were hospitalized after a fire in the Belmont Central neighborhood. YouTube Tips ⓘ

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