Archive for category Fatal fire

Fatal fire in Downers Grove, 1-14-22

Excerpts from chicago.cbslocal.com:

Around 9:24 p.m. Friday night, the Downers Grove Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 6610 Dunham Road. Upon arrival, heavy smoked and fire were seen coming from the home.

A 45-year-old victim was located inside near the front door and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he later died. No other people were inside during the fire.

The house was determined uninhabitable due to the extent of the fire.

The Downers Grove Fire Department was assisted by Westmont, Darien-Woodridge, and the Lisle-Woodridge fire departments. The cause of the fire is under investigation with assistance from the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force and The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Fatal fire in Belleville, 1-11-22

Excerpts from Fox2now.com:

A woman was killed in a Belleville, Illinois house fire Tuesday morning and three others were taken to the hospital.

The call came in at about 6:45 a.m. for a 121-year-old home on fire in the 600 block of Rodenmeyer Avenue off McKinley. As crews arrived at the scene, flames were shooting out of the home.

A total of four people were inside at the time of the fire including two adult men, one woman, and one young child. The two men were already outside the home when crews arrived and told the firefighters that there were still people inside. where firefighters first found the young boy in a front room. He was conscious when they brought him outside. Firefighters went inside the home again and found the woman, already deceased, in the back next to the kitchen.  The boy and the two men were taken by ambulance to a hospital where the child is said to be doing well, but one of the two men is still having some trouble breathing. 

No firefighters were hurt and at this point a cause of the fire has not yet been determined. 

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Fatal fire in River Grove, 1-5-22

Excerpts from ABC7chicago.com:

Three people were killed and another critically injured after a house fire in River Grove Wednesday morning after firefighters responded to a report of a garage fire at about 7:24 a.m. in the 2300-block of Grove Street. The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Fire officials said they believe the victims, all adults, were part of the same family. The injured person was transported to Loyola Medical Center in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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aftermath of fatal house fire in Illinois

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Chicago Fire Department LODD – MaShawn Plummer

From CFD Media on Twitter:

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Chicago Firefighter/EMT MaShawn Plummer of Engine 94 who was inured in a fire on Mamora. He joined CFD in December of last year he is 30 years old. (Langford)

Media Alert::: Firefighter MaShawn Plummer will be transported to the CCME office via Honor Procession from Loyola at 6pm. He leaves his mom, dad and four sisters. (Langford)

Chicago Firefighter/EMT MaShawn Plummer of Engine 94

Chicago Firefighter/EMT MaShawn Plummer of Engine 94

LODD Chicago Firefighter/EMT MaShawn Plummer of Engine 94

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Chicago Firefighter/EMT MaShawn Plummer of Engine 94

Chicago Firefighter/EMT MaShawn Plummer of Engine 94

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 12-18-21

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

One person was killed and another injured in a fire Saturday night that broke out just before 8 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Grand Avenue. One person was taken to Community First Medical Center, where they were later pronounced dead. The other was listed in serious condition at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

Crews have not been able to complete a search of the structure due to the building’s instability.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

From Chicago Fire Media @CFDMedia

5153 Grand still and box two story. Rescues in progress details to follow

Two transports from the still and box on Grand. One victim very critical to community first. Second victim serious to west suburban.

(AN EMS PLAN 1 AT THE SCENE OF THE 2-11 ALARM FOR MULTIPLE INJURY. 5163 west grand. Corrected multiple addresses.

Update on 2 11 5163 west grand. The very critical patient has passed away. An adult male. Second victim is stable. Cause of fire under investigation. Building is a total loss roof is in. Final search cannot be made at this time due to building instability (Langford)

Two transports from the still and box on Grand. One victim very critical to community first. Second victim serious to west suburban. 


 

Fatal 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 12/18/21

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Fatal 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 12/18/21

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Here are some pictures from the 2-11 They were overhauling by the time I got there there will be a small video attached below with some pictures

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Chicago 5-11 Club Canteen Unit

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Fatal fire in McHenry, 11-4-21

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

McHenry Fire Chief Steve Spraker said a fire started around 12:07 a.m. Thursday 11/4/21 and was contained inside a single unit in a two-story complex in the 800-block of North Southgate Street.

The 77-year-old victim was sitting in the living room lighting a cigarette when he accidentally dropped it and the couch caught fire. His 70-year-old wife managed to escape the flames and was treated on the scene for minor smoke inhalation, but her husband, who is visually impaired, was unable to make it out. 

Two of the other units in the building have been deemed uninhabitable by the city.

The McHenry Police Department, McHenry Township Fire Protection District, and the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office continue to investigate.

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Fatal fire in Prospect Heights

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Prospect Heights firefighters responded to a fire around 6:45 a.m. Friday at the Lake Run Condos, a 5-story multifamily building at 16 E Old Willow Road. The fire started in a second-floor unit, and crews evacuated the entire building as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

Although firefighters were able to put the fire out within two minutes, the 65-year-old woman who lived in the unit where the fire started died.

The fire was contained to that unit, and after clearing smoke from the common areas of the building, the other residents were able to go back inside by 8 a.m.

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Fatal fire in Rockford, 9-11-21

Excerpts from wifr.com:

A man is dead after a fire erupted in a home Saturday afternoon in the 1600 block of 9th Street in Rockford.

The Rockford Fire Department says the man was trapped inside at the fire room. When firefighters were able to reach him, he was already dead.

Another woman inside the home survived the fire and is being helped by the Red Cross for setting up emergency housing.

The fire remains under investigation but officials say it appears to be accidental in nature at this time.

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Fatal fire in Peotone, 8-14-21

Excerpts from the daily-journal.com:

At approximately 12:22 a.m., on Saturday, August 14, the Peotone Fire Protection District. responded to a reported structure fire in a multi-family apartment building at 501 S. Schroeder Ave.

The first units arrived within five minutes of the initial dispatch and crews reported smoke showing from the second floor. Additional personnel and equipment were called.

Firefighters reported entering the second floor and found heavy smoke conditions. As crews searched, they found a victim deceased in the bedroom. The identity of the individual has not yet been released. A search of the remaining units confirmed no other people were inside.

Crews extinguished the fire and got the situation under control within 30 minutes.

Fire damage was contained to the apartment, but smoke and water damage extended throughout the other apartments. The Red Cross is assisting with the displaced residents.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Responding to the scene were crews from Manhattan, Monee, Beecher, Manteno, Frankfort, University Park, New Lenox, Mokena, Crete Township, Steger Estates, Wilmington, Bourbonnais, Crete, Country Club Hills, Grant Park, Richton Park, and Orland fire departments.

MABAS Division 19 Investigators, MABAS 27 Investigators, the Arson Investigators Task Force, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal Arson Investigator responded to conduct the fire investigation.

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Libertyville Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A Libertyville police officer on patrol spotted the fire just after 3:20 a.m. in the 100-block of Johnson Avenue on Friday. Libertyville firefighters and several other fire departments responded to the scene to extinguish the blaze.

Once the fire was put out and first responders firefighters searched the home, a deceased individual was found.

The Libertyville Police Department, Lake County Major Crime Task Force, Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office, Libertyville Fire Department, and Lake County Coroner’s Office are investigating the incident.

The individual’s identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

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