Chicago firefighters remember 21 killed in 1910 fire

December 22, 2012 4:04:30 PM PST
It was a somber day for the Chicago Fire Department as it marked the 102nd anniversary of a deadly stockyard fire.

Twenty-one firefighters died on December 22,1910, the most in the city's history.

Ringing a bell in honor of those killed in the line of duty is a tradition that dates back more than 150 years, according to the firefighter's union.

The widow of Chicago Firefighter Corey Ankum helped place a wreath at a wall memorializing those killed in the stockyard fire. Ankum and Edward Stringer died two years ago while fighting a fire on the South Side.