Archive for October 11th, 2023

New truck for Des Plaines FD (more)

New Tower 61 is in service as of 10:00 hrs today; #FireTruck; #DesPlainesFD; #Pierce;

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Working fire in Chicago, 10-11-23

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Two civilians and one firefighter were hospitalized following a fire at a senior living facility in West Rogers Park Wednesday morning. 

Officials say the fire was in one unit on the sixth floor of Swartzberg House located at 3101 West Touhy Avenue.

An elderly woman was transported to Swedish Hospital in serious to critical condition. 

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A fire broke out at a nursing home in West Rogers Park on Wednesday morning, sending two people to the hospital. 

According to the Chicago Fire Department, firefighters responded to the fire at 3101 West Touhy Avenue. The fire was contained to a kitchen in a unit on the sixth floor. 

One person is in good condition and an elderly woman was critically injured. A firefighter was also injured after a minor fall. 

Residents sheltered in place. 

Fire officials said working fire sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading. 

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