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Leaf River Fire Fighter Dies In Fire

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Maxim Petrichuk

Update: According to WIFR, Ogle County Sheriff has confirmed 19-year-old Gregory Wood, a Leaf River firefighter, died in the fire.


Update: WREX is reporting three injuries and one death from an Ogle County Fire that happened around 12:30 AM. All three injured are members of the Leaf River Fire Department. No names have been released as of this update.


Details are limited at this time but WIFR is reporting a Leaf River firefighter has died in a five-alarm fire in Leaf River. The fire happened at his residence, which is also the home other Leaf River firefighters. Andy Gannon said in a Facebook Live video that two other firefighters in the home were injured.

We will get more information to you as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased’s family, those injured, and the entire Leaf River community.


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