Archive for June 1st, 2021

Fatal fire in Schaumburg, 5-28-21

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Schaumburg police officers arrived at 6 Treebark Drive just after 9:20 p.m. Friday evening for a reported fire and observed flames and smoke emitting from the home. They found an 87-year-old man inside and were able to safely evacuate him. The man indicated his wife was still upstairs in the house. An officer attempted to proceed upstairs, but was overcome by heavy smoke and evacuated.

Firefighters arrived and later recovered the victim from upstairs. The 84-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 87-year-old man was transported to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. One officer was also transported for smoke inhalation and was later released.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and remains under investigation.

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Decatur tower ladder for sale

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1994 Pierce Lance platform aerial 

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Ladder was inspected and passed in August of 2020. 8933 hours on engine and 1715 hours on the aerial. Vehicle is in Fair condition. All books and manuals are in the truck.

**Hose, ground ladders and equipment are not included**

Inspected and serviced every 400 hours.

1994 Pierce Lance tower ladder for sale

Decatur FD photo

Pierce Lance tower ladder for sale

Decatur FD photo

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Commercial fire in McHenry, 5-27-21

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Two 14-year-old boys stood charged Monday in a huge fire that destroyed a building that once housed the Just for Fun Roller Rink in McHenry. The roller rink went out of business last fall, and the building had been vacant since.

This past Thursday night, the vacant building at 914 N. Front St. (Illinois Route 31) caught fire and the flames quickly spread out of control.

In investigating the fire, police collected evidence and interviewed several people – learning two teenagers had been trespassing in the vacant building. One of the teens deliberately lit an item on fire, and the fire spread out of control from there. Police said that a passerby saw the teens fleeing the scene.

One 14-year-old boy from McHenry was charged with one count of criminal trespass to property – a misdemeanor – while the other was charged with one count each of arson, burglary, and criminal damage to property- all felonies. After being processed by McHenry police, the boys were released to their parents.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the McHenry Police Criminal Investigation Division at (815) 363-2599. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the McHenry police tip line at (815) 363-2124.

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