Archive for September 10th, 2017

Frankfort FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The State Fire Marshall was on the scene of a house fire Thursday afternoon with Frankfort fire officials as they tried to determine the cause of a blaze that left a gaping hole in the roof of a single story home in the 8600 block of W. Lincoln Highway.

The owner smelled smoke and called the fire department at about 3 pm Thursday.

Emergency responders Police closed U.S. 30 between 84th and 88th Avenue, sending a long line of cars through the nearby Windy Farm subdivision.

Several fire departments responded to the blaze, including New Lenox, Mokena, Manhattan, Matteson, Orland, Crete, and University Park.

At the same time, Frankfort firefighters also were on the scene of another house fire in the 7400 block of Quail Circle.

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Elgin Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

A domestic argument got heated Wednesday morning when a man allegedly doused an Elgin home in gasoline and set it on fire.

Officers were called at 9:25 a.m. to a house in the 900 block of Carol Avenue, where a man was reportedly threatening bodily harm while dumping cans of gasoline inside the house.

Responding officers found the caller about a block away from the house, and when they reached the home, the front of the structure exploded into flames that engulfed the house.

The officers found 60-year-old Larry Harris in the back yard and took him into custody.

Emergency crews Firefighters searched the house and brought the fire under control within 20 minutes. Two people were treated at the scene and one of them was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin for additional treatment.

Detectives from the Major Investigations Division found evidence of accelerant use. Harris, who lives in Elgin, was charged with felony counts of residential arson and criminal damage to property and a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-9-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire units were sent to 96 University Drive Saturday morning (9/9/17) just before 6:30 in the morning after reviewing reports from a passerby of smoke coming from the home. Police officers arrived first and began ringing the doorbell and banging on the doors in an attempt to wake the homeowners.

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Arlington Heights Engine 4 and Buffalo Grove Tower 25 arrived within minutes and stretched a line to the front door before making entry. Smoke was escaping from the second floor, and the first floor was heavily charged with smoke as well. Thick smoke then pushed from the front door as it was breached.

Buffalo Groev Tower 25 Ferrara

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firefighters wait for water before entering house on fire

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firefighter enters house on fire

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The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 for the working fire and two additional ambulances were requested to the scene when it was reported that three occupants might be inside the house.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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fire engine lays hose in the street

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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Neighbors subsequently informed the police that the cars in the driveway did not belong to the homeowners and that a car that did belong to them was not present. Primary and secondary searches confirmed that the only inhabitants during the fire were two cats. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the cats which did not survive.

firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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