Archive for July 21st, 2011

Cicero house fire 7-20-11

Cicero had a house fire yesterday afternoon. Josh Boyajian went to the fire and sent a few photos and a brief description of the scene.

Cicero FD went to 2523 58th Ave for a house fire, upon arrival they found smoke showing from the basement. Engine 2 streched two lines and knocked the fire. I arrived after the fire was pretty much out. Here are some photos

Cicero house fire 7-20-11

Light smoke is visible in the gangway between two homes in Cicero. Josh Boyajian photo

Cicero house fire 7-20-11

Cicero Engine 1 and Truck 2 are parked on 58th Avenue near the fire. Josh Boyajian photo


Cicero house fire 7-20-11

Cicero Truck 2 is an E-ONE TDA. Josh Boyajian photo


Cicero house fire 7-20-11

Cicero Engine 2 was the first unit on the scene and tapped a hydrant across from the fire building. Josh Boyajian photo

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Firefighter injured at Crystal Lake extra alarm

The Crystal Lake Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire for several hours yesterday at 1344 Gardina Vista where a firefighter reportedly sustained injuries while on an aerial ladder. The firefighter was air lifted from the scene. According to the Northwest Herald:

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a vacant house in Crystal Lake for more than four hours Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to 1344 Gardina Vista in Crystal Lake shortly after 5 p.m. Several other area fire departments were called to help.

One firefighter was injured while on the scene. Officials would not release his name or say what department he was from. The firefighter was taken by Flight for Life emergency helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The complete article can be found HERE.

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