Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Firefighter Mario Araujo, 49, became the first Chicago firefighter that has died from the coronavirus.  He worked in the Rogers Park neighborhood for more than 16 years.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford wrote on Twitter that Araujo joined the department in October 2003 and spent most of his career at Truck 25. The fire department did not say how Araujo contracted the virus. Langford said department officials will meet with the firefighters union “and look into details of (Araujo’s) death to see how it will be classified.”

Currently, 46 Chicago Fire Department employees have COVID-19.

Last week, Marco DiFranco, a 50-year-old Chicago police officer, died of the virus.

Though officials have not said how DiFranco contracted the disease, his death was classified as a line of duty death.

Chicago Firefighter Mario Araujo