Archive for May 1st, 2018

Round Lake Fire Protection District news

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Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Spring Brook Court on Monday evening at an apartment complex in Round Lake Beach for a fire that started in a garage and spread to about 12 other garage units nearby, according to Chief Greg Formica of the Round Lake Fire Protection District.

One of the detached garages was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. They upgraded the fire to a box alarm to bring in additional firefighters from nearby departments and had the fire under control within about 20 minutes.

One firefighter who was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation was in good condition, talking, and just wanted to get checked out. He was released late Monday.

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New ambulances for Chicago

Found on Facebook:

Chicago FD Ambulance 34

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House fire in Sycamore, 4-30-18

house engulfed in fire

from DeKane Scanner Incidents

This from Art Zern:

Here’s a pre-arrival pic of the “mulch” fire we had yesterday afternoon about 1500 hours.   Presented with heavy fire on three sides, SFD Engine 1 made a great hit on this one. Fire extended to the first floor front, attic and second floor.  See link for info on the first fire of the day, an old barn on Glidden Rd.



From DeKane scanner incidents on Facebook:

Update on Monday afternoons house fire in sycamore.

Sycamore fire was dispatched just after 3pm for reports of a brush fire on the 400 block of Mary Ann Cir in Reston Ponds. Syc Bursh-1 confirms the front porch is on fire at 3.15pm.

Call was upgraded to a General Box Alarm 10-1

Cortland fire was dispatched with an ambulance for a patient with burns to the hand.

Fire was contained in under 40mins. All occupants made it out safely with the exception of some hand burns.

Mutail aid companies
DeKalb, Cortland, Genoa-Kingston Fire & Rescue, Hampshire, Elburn & Burlington.


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Multiple fire departments responded about 3:30 p.m. to a blaze at 401 Mary Ann Circle in Sycamore, where a mulch fire spread to and rendered the house uninhabitable and damaged the neighboring house at 409 Mary Ann Circle. Firefighters got the blaze under control quickly, but the wind raised concerns about potential spread, with gust as much as 30 mph in DeKalb County.

Sycamore police said the homeowner burned her hand during the fire, but it was not severe enough to require hospitalization. No one else was hurt.  Mulch locks in moisture for plants and prevents weed growth, but when conditions get hot, dry, and windy, mulch becomes a prime source for fires.

The Cortland, DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston and Hampshire fire departments assisted.

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New tower ladders for Chicago

Production has begun at E-ONE on the first of the new tower ladders on order for Chicago with so#142015

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fire truck being built by E-ONE so #142015

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Chicago Fire Department history, 5-21-68

This from Austin Lawler:

I came a cross this photo on vintagetribune Instagram page. It is of a fire at Chromatic Paint Inc. on May 21, 1968. From the looks of it, it was a massive fire. Curious if anyone on the site has photos or more info on it. Have a good one.

vintage Chicago fire photo

Firemen stand back from a pile of paint drums in the storage yard of Chromatic Paint Inc., 9100 South Park Avenue, that spurted into flames causing an estimated $25,000 damage on May 21, 1968. Photo by David Mugfor.

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