Archive for October 7th, 2022

Evanston Fire Department news

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Eight people were rescued near the Clark Street Beach and the Dempster Street Boat Launch in Evanston Thursday evening after five boats capsized on Lake Michigan. Some people were able to get back to shore on their own. 

A sudden change of weather around 5 p.m. caused roiling waves that caught boaters off guard. Winds howled, sending a windsurfer flying through the air and into the lake. A lifeguard directed rescue boats to where people needed help.

While some people were evaluated at the scene, none needed to be taken to hospitals for treatment. Given the height of the waves, officials said it was fortunate no one was hurt.

A spokesperson from Northwestern University said two of the boats that capsized were from the Northwestern Sailing Club.

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Fatal fire in Gary, 10-6-22

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Shortly before 9:30 PM Thursday night multiple calls came in for a structure fire at 635 W. Ridge Road in Gary.

On arrival crews were met with heavy fire on the second and third floors of the building which are apartments. Gary firefighters rescued multiple people from the second floor as neighbors and residents said one person was still inside.

The Lake County Coroner confirmed one individual did not make it out of the building. The identity of the victim is pending. The Indiana State Fire Marshal was also called out to the scene.

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