Archive for February 8th, 2021

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-8-21 (more)

More from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-8-21 by Tim Olk:

Chicago Fire Department fatal 2-11 Alarm fire at 8032 S Hermitage and 8028 S Hermitage

One person died in a 2-11 Alarm fire at 8032 S. Hermitage in Chicago 2-8-21

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Motel fire in Melrose Park, 2-8-21

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At least one person was injured in a fire at a motel near O’Hare International Airport that started around 2 a.m. Monday at 2301 Mannheim Road, the O’Hare Kitchenette Motel. Frigid conditions made the fire extremely difficult to extinguish, and caused water issues in the motel. 

As many as 100 people may have been inside the motel when the fire started. The entire second floor has been destroyed, which is where long-term residents lived. Victims have been put up in other motels around the area.

The cause of the fire in under investigation.


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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-8-21

UPDATE the 2-11 fire at 8032 South Hermitage is now a fatal fire. An adult female about 45 was pulled from the fire as soon as CFD arrived but she had already suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation. She was pronounced at U of C emergency. No working smoke alarms

Fire was reported at 956. CFD on scene four minutes. At 8032 Hermitage. Neighbors reported an occupant was inside crews went direct to location and found female with critical injuries not responsive.

From Chicago Fire Media@CFDMedia

Still and box for two homes on fire 8032 S Hermitage. One critical injury to university of Chicago by ambulance 75 Found on primary search.

Alert. 2-11 alarm 8032 hermitage

The 2-11 8032 S. Hermitage is now struck out. One critical injury adult female found in rear bedroom. Fire is now out. No CFD injuries. Four adults are now displaced.

fire engulfs Chicago bungalow

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fire engulfs Chicago bungalow

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fire engulfs Chicago bungalow

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New engine for Schiller Park (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for Schiller Park

E-ONE Cyclone cab being built

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New pumper tanker for Sycamore FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

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