Archive for January 3rd, 2019

Fatal fire in Chicago, 1-2-19

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Chicago firefighters responded Wednesday to a fire on Chicago’s northwest side at around 3:54 a.m. in the 6400 block of Belle Plaine Avenue, in the Dunning neighborhood. The blaze broke out on the fifth floor of the building and was contained to one apartment.

First responders Firefighters rescued two people from the building who were taken to Community First Medical Center where the man, who was in his 80s, was pronounced dead. The woman was in serious-to-critical condition. 

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Cary Fire Protection District news

Retirement of Cary FPD Chief Jeffrey Macko

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House fire in Prairie View, 1-3-19


The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was dispatched for a reported house fire at 4:26AM Thursday morning (1/3/19) on North Apple Hill Lane in Prairie View. Responding units from nearby Station 51 saw a glow in the sky and the response was upgraded to a working fire. Arriving companies found a two-story house that was fully engulfed by fire. The house was believed to be vacant and undergoing some renovation. The ladder pipe from Truck 53 went into service right away along with three hand lines as the entire operation was defensive. 

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and Grayslake trucks were at the scene along with two engines from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, one each from Lake Forest and Countryside, Buffalo Grove Quint 27, squads from Deerfield-Bannockburn and Libertyville, a Long Grove ambulance, and chief officers from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Countryside, Libertyville, Long Grove, and Deerfield-Bannockburn.

Firefighters at night house fire scene

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New engines for Calumet City (more)

Production photos of an engine being built by E-ONE for Calumet City so 141913 â€“ Engine 12 in Calumet City

Calumet City FD Engine 12

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Calumet City FD Engine 12

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Calumet City FD Engine 12

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Calumet City FD Engine 12

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