Archive for May 3rd, 2023

New fire station in Highland Park

This from Dan McInerney:

Here are some pics of the soon to be completed Highland Park Station 32, home of Engine/Ambulance 32 in the Ravinia neighborhood of Highland Park.; #HighlandParkFD; #firestation; #Ravinia; #DanMcInerney;

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Dan McInerney photo; #HighlandParkFD; #firestation; #Ravinia; #DanMcInerney;

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Chicago Fire Department news

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Two Chicago firefighters were injured at a fire in Ravenswood Wednesday morning. The firefighters were taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, one with a shoulder injury and the other with a cut to the hand. CFD said both are doing well. 

The fire broke out on the first floor of a two-story building that was under construction, in the 2100 block of North Wilson Avenue. 

No one else was in the building at the time of the fire.

From CFD Media on Twitter:

01:02 Still & Box 2171 W Wilson Still & Box @ 2 stry ord undeer construction 50 x 100 fire on 1st floor, CFD on scene. @ 01:31 struck out the event under the authority of DDC2, All searches clear and negative. 2 FF injured both transported IMMC Green CFD on seen for overhaul

Update Still & Box 2171 N Wilson @ 02:27 Notification Building Department requested at @ 2 stry ord undeer construction 50 x 100, Open and dangerous, Due to fire.

Update 2 FF transported from 2171 Wilson. Both members doing well, both green to Masonic 1 with shoulder injury and 1 with right hand laceration.

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Fatal multi-vehicle crash on I-55, 5-1-23

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The death from Monday’s pileups in rural Illinois rose to seven, as officials said vehicles were so mangled, with some in flames immediately after the pileups, that criminal investigative techniques have been deployed to identify some of the victims.

Thirty-seven other people, ages 2 to 80, were hospitalized with injuries from minor to life-threatening. All the dead were found in northbound lanes although there was also wreckage on the southbound side.

The collisions, reported just before 11 a.m. Monday, involved 72 vehicles in multiple pileups along a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 55 north of Farmersville, about 25 miles south of Springfield.. The first pileup was reported on the northbound side of the interstate, which runs through farm country. Topsoil and dust from nearby farms were blown across the roadway.

One crash victim was identified as 88-year-old Shirley Harper of Franklin, Wisconson. Others were expected to be identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office in the coming days.

The National Weather Service on Monday forecast widespread blowing dust, with gusts of 34 mph possible, for the Farmersville area. Winds were out of the northwest.

The interstate reopened Tuesday morning after wreckage could be cleared and investigators could examine the scene.

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