Minneapolis Fire Department

Jesse I. Steene - Minneapolis FD

Jesse I. Steene, Firefighter, Rescue Squad - January 18, 1940

Steene died in action at a blaze in the Spruce Villa apartments, 1365 Spruce Place. Overcome while searching upper floors for victims early in the fire, he fell through a fire weakened floor into a blazing apartment before he could be rescued. He was dead of burns and asphyziation when found after the fire had been controlled.

August 2012 Update: Changed first name from "Jess".