Captain Michael J. Lyons

Photo of Captain Michael J. Lyons
Last Call: Sat, Jul 2nd, 1910
Date of Incident: Sat, Jul 2nd, 1910
Cause of Death: Burns
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 52


His wife Mary and children Catherine, Thomas, Marie, Arthur, and Esther.


Captain Lyons died of severe burns that he received while fighting a fire in the Waters-Pierce Oil Company located at Fourteenth and Gratlot Streets. Captain Lyons, who was serving as acting Assistant Chief at the time, was burned and buried under falling debris following a gasoline explosion. An oil company employee also died in the incident and several other firefighters were injured.


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