Archive for September 26th, 2022

House fire in Des Plaines, 9-26-22

A Des Plaines firefighter working in the fire prevention bureau spotted smoke from the eaves of a house at 501 S. Mt. Prospect Road Monday just before 2PM. After speaking with individuals outside the home, he called RED Center to report the house fire. He then entered the home to convince two people to evacuate and subsequently reentered to complete a secondary search.

The working fire response brought three engines, two chief officers, and four Des Plaines ambulances, a chief, truck, and ambulance from Mount Prospect, a chief and truck from Prospect Heights, a Wheeling engine, and a Niles truck. Des Plaines Battalion 61 and Truck 61 were both training at NIPSTA and responded from there.

The origin of the fire was believed to be a second story bathroom, but the entire second floor attic space of the split-level home was involved when suppression companies arrived.; #larryshapiro;; #DesPlainesFD; #housefire;

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Working fire in Joliet, 9-25-22

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A fire was reported at 4:02 p.m. Sunday at 69 North Chicago St. in Joliet. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the third floor of the vacant building, and there was also fire on the second floor.

Access to the third floor was closed off, so firefighters had to cut through the second floor ceiling. The roof was ventilated and both floors were checked for extension.

Joliet firefighters were on the fire scene for at about 90 minutes. The cause of the remains unknown.

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Oak Forest Fire Department news

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Four people are dead after what police say was a domestic incident on Friday morning in which gunfire could be heard and the house where the suspect fled caught fire in Oak Forest.

Police say when they responded to the call, they found three people with gunshot wounds outside the house. The victims were rushed to area hospitals, where they were pronounced dead.

A person believed to be the suspect went into the house, which caught fire. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, police found the body of the suspect.

No information has been released about any of those who died or how the person in the house died.


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Lake Bluff FD apparatus

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Engine 4517 – 1995 Pierce Saber 1500/1000

Squad 4516 – 1990 Ford 8000 Pierce 1250/500

Squad 4520 – 2006 Pierce Saber 1500/500 

Utility 4570 – 2006 Ford F-550 XLT Super Duty 

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