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Firefighter dies of injuries sustained in fire

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LODD – An Atlanta firefighter has died of injuries sustained fighting a house fire on Thanksgiving night. Officials say firefighter Steven Solomon died early today in Grady Memorial Hospital's burn unit. Atlanta Fire Chief Dennis Rubin called Solomon “a hero” and “one of Atlanta's bravest firefighters.”

He was injured fighting a house fire in northwest Atlanta that investigators determined was sparked by an unattended candle left by homeless people staying in the unoccupied house.

Solomon had been with the Atlanta Fire Department for about four months. He joined the department after nearly six years with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department.

Updated on November 30, 2006

Funeral Arrangements

Wake will be held, Sunday, December 3, 2006 @ Snows Memorial Chapel, 746 Cherry St., Macon GA, 31201, from 4-6pm. Ph# 478-743-7417

Funeral will take place,

Monday, December 4, 2006 @ the Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Dr., Macon GA, 31201 @ 1pm

Final Resting Place will be:

Glen Haven Memorial, 70 Houston Rd, Macon GA, 31216

For those that have inquired about where contributions can be sent, Deposits can be made at any Atlanta Area Wachovia … mention the Firefighter’s Emerald Society and Steven Solomon. The account # is 2000034959565

or

Checks and Money orders can be mailed to:

The Firefighter’s Emerald Society
P.O. Box 7392
Atlanta, GA 30357

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