Archive for February 2nd, 2023

3-Alarm house fire in Prairie Grove, 2-2-23

The Nunda Rural FPD was called for a house fire at 3816 Tamarack Trail S in Prairie Grove Thursday night around 9:30PM. Police officers arriving first reported a two-story house fully engulfed by fire.

Here is a brief cellphone video from Tyler Tobolt roughly 20 minutes after the initial alarm.

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Joliet Fire Department news

Excerpts from

An iconic venue in Joliet was damaged by a fire on Wednesday afternoon, with an investigation currently underway after the blaze.

According to officials, the fire at the Patrick Haley Mansion, located in the first block of South Center, broke out Wednesday afternoon while staff were preparing for an event.

The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes, and firefighters remained on scene for several hours putting out hot spots.

The mansion, built in the 1890’s, is a popular venue for weddings and other events, and Joliet residents say it is an important part of their city’s history.

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Central Stickney FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Central Stickney FPD’s Truck 906, a 1995 Simon Duplex/LTI 1500/250/75′ tower ladder.
Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa; #FireTruck; #LTI; #Simon-Duplex; #CentralStickneyFPD; #MikeSumma;

Mike Summa photo

And from our files:; #FireTruck; #LTI; #Simon-Duplex; #CentralStickneyFPD; #larryshapiro;;

Larry Shapiro photo; #FireTruck; #LTI; #Simon-Duplex; #CentralStickneyFPD; #BillFriedrich;

Bill Friedrich photo; #FireTruck; #LTI; #Simon-Duplex; #CentralStickneyFPD; #TimOlk;

Tim Olk photo

And from Larry Shapiro:

An LTI family photo after FDIC outside the RCA Dome in Indianapolis featuring a 102′ rear-mount platform for Cleveland, OH; an 85′ rear-mount platform for Indianapolis, IN; and the one and only 75′ rear-mount platform for the Central Stickney FPD. All three were built on Simon-Duplex chassis with completely different cab configurations.; #FireTruck; #LTI; #Simon-Duplex; #CentralStickneyFPD; #larryshapiro; #ClevelandFD; #IndianapolisFD; #HoosierDome;;

Larry Shapiro photo

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