A veteran Chicago firefighter died after battling a fire on the South Side Friday evening.
Capt. Herbert Johnson, 54, died after suffering from injuries including second and third degree burns. He was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital where he died of cardiac arrest, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Johnson, a 32-year veteran, was promoted to captain last summer.
He is survived by a wife, a daughter and two sons, WGN reports.
A second fire fighter was also injured in the blaze and was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital, according to the Tribune.
Johnson was a resident of Morgan Park, according to Sun-Times Media. The paper described a tearful scene as fellow firefighters gathered at the hospital to await the news of their fallen comrade.
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