Archive for August 5th, 2017

North Palos FPD news

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A man’s body was found Monday in the driver’s seat of a smoldering vehicle in southwest suburban Palos Hills.

Police were called around 7 a.m. to assist firefighters on 107th Street just west of Michael Drive. When officers arrived, they saw a white, four-door vehicle had caught fire.

After the fire was extinguished, first responders firefighters found a body in the driver’s seat. They could not immediately identify the remains.

An autopsy was completed Wednesday. Dental records identified the man as 66-year-old Frank Siwiec, of Orland Park, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Elmhurst Fire Department news

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An unresponsive woman was found Aug. 2 in a pool at LA Fitness in Elmhurst. Off-duty Elmhurst Firefighter Brandon Rigert administered CPR to the woman until paramedics arrived. Elmhurst police and fire departments responded to the call at 10:39 a.m.

The woman, 68, was transported to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. The city did not have information available about the woman’s condition.

LA Fitness is at 620 N. York St.

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West Dundee Fire Department news

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West Dundee firefighters on Wednesday rescued a man who became stranded without a paddle while kayaking on a portion of Fox River that was still closed by recent flooding.

Firefighters responded at 3:17 p.m. to West Dundee’s South End Park, where a 24-year-old man in a kayak had become stuck against a tree and wedged under a foot bridge.  When firefighters arrived, the man had lost his paddle and was struggling to break free from the tree.

Officials pulled the man and his kayak to a nearby shore and explained the river is still at flood stage and closed to recreational boaters.


House fire in Burr Ridge, 8/1/17

This from Rick Moravecek:

Tri-State FPD house fire on 08/01/17 in Burr Ridge 

house fire in Burr Ridge IL

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house fire in Burr Ridge IL

Rick Moravecek photo

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