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Clinton Iowa Firefighter LODD (more)

Funeral for Clinton FD Lieutenant Eric Hosette LODD

Funeral for Clinton Fire Department. Lt. Eric Hosette

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antique Clinton FD fire engine

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Fire Chief Tom Krueger

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Funeral for Clinton Fire Department. Lt. Eric Hosette

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FD bagpiper

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FS funeral honor guard

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Funeral for Clinton Fire Department. Lt. Eric Hosette

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Funeral for Clinton Fire Department. Lt. Eric Hosette

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American flags line road for Firefighter funeral

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Funeral for Clinton Fire Department. Lt. Eric Hosette

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Firefighter funeral in a snow storm

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Funeral for Clinton Fire Department. Lt. Eric Hosette

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Funeral for Clinton Fire Department. Lt. Eric Hosette

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-12-19

From Chicago Fire Media on Twitter:

2-11/EMS Plan 1 @ 4320 N Cicero, Now a 2-11. a 3 story occupied 1 civilian critical all companies working

fatal fire in a 3-story courtyard building in Chicago

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Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A man has died following an extra-alarm fire that started on the Northwest Side Saturday morning about 8:45 a.m. on the upper level of a large 3-story brick apartment building complex at 4820 West Hutchinson Street. Earlier, the fire department said the blaze, which was elevated to an extra-alarm, happened at 4320 N. Cicero Ave., but that was where several 911 calls came from.

One man was inside the apartment when the fire started. He was badly injured and later pronounced dead at Community First Medical Center.

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago fatal 2-11 apartment fire: At about ten minutes to 9:00 this morning, Chicago’s Main Fire Alarm Office gave a working fire response followed by a Still & Box Alarm to Hutchinson and Cicero. The fire was in a third floor apartment that was part of a 3-story, U-shaped courtyard building. The fire extended into the cockloft and was elevated to a 2-11. Shortly afterward the fire was brought under control. Unfortunately, there was a fatality with this incident.

smoke from courtyard building

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Chicago FD Engine 108

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Chicago FD Battalion 9 Chief Frank Cambria

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Firefighter covered with insulation after overhauling a fire

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Clinton Iowa Firefighter LODD (more)

Lieutenant Eric Hosette Service information:

Visitation: January 11, 2019 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM, Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave S., Clinton, Iowa 52732.   

Memorial Service: 11:30AM Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 500 Riverview Drive, Riverview Park, Clinton Iowa next to the band shell. All fire department personnel are welcome to attend. Please make plans to arrive early due to the estimated attendance.  A luncheon for fellowship will take place at Vista Grande, 2142 16th St. N.W., in Clinton immediately following the service.  

Any department sending fire apparatus needs to contact Camanche Fire Chief Dave Schutte (camanchefire@yahoo.com) for rig placement, staging, and accountability for the procession.  Mapping for the route will be provided prior to arrival.  For all Illinois apparatus there will be staging at the Fulton fire station at Il. Rt. 84 and Rt. 136.  The procession will leave at 10:30AM sharp and proceed to the Clinton staging area as one group.

Donations: There have been accounts set up for both firefighters at the Clinton National Bank, 235 6th Ave South, Clinton, IA 52732 (563) 243-1243 for those that would like to make a donation to the families.

Nearest Accommodations:

Wild Rose Casino

777 Wild Rose Dr.

Clinton, IA 52732

563-243-9000

Country Inn & Suites

2224 Lincoln Way

Clinton, IA 52732

563-244-9922

Hampton Inn

2781 Wild Rose Circle S

Clinton, IA 52732

563-243-5555 

There will be more details on parking, routes the procession will take, and final internment, in future press releases.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 1-2-19

Except from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Chicago firefighters responded Wednesday to a fire on Chicago’s northwest side at around 3:54 a.m. in the 6400 block of Belle Plaine Avenue, in the Dunning neighborhood. The blaze broke out on the fifth floor of the building and was contained to one apartment.

First responders Firefighters rescued two people from the building who were taken to Community First Medical Center where the man, who was in his 80s, was pronounced dead. The woman was in serious-to-critical condition. 

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Decatur Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Herald-Review.com:

Karla L. Dillon died at 8:44 a.m. in a fire in the 1700 block of North 33rd St. in Decatur. The Decatur Fire Department said it was called just before 7 a.m. Saturday and a neighbor told firefighters that someone was inside the house. Smoke and fire were evident from the outside when firefighters arrived on the scene. They extinguished the fire in the living room and searched the house, finding the occupant in a hallway.

One dog also died, and another was revived with a PET mask. Three cats had hidden in a crawl space and also survived. 

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Crystal Lake Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

One person is dead after a fire in a home in Crystal Lake Monday.

Fire officials said they were called to a home in the 600-block of Sussex Lane just after 4 p.m. by police officers, who said there was a fire both inside and outside the home where firefighters saw police taking a victim out of the front door of the home. The victim was taken to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Firefighters extinguished the flames, but said the home was extensively damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Richton Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

A 75-year-old woman was pronounced dead soon after being pulled from a house fire Monday in south suburban Richton Park.

Firefighters responded to the blaze about 4:45 a.m. in the 4400 block of Maple and found the fire had spread to multiple rooms of the single-family house, Richton Park Fire Chief Rodney Wilson said.

Joanne Dahlman, who lived at the home, was located and taken out of the house. Paramedics attempted CPR, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said she died from carbon monoxide toxicity and her death was ruled an accident.

A firefighter was injured when he slipped while fighting the fire, but had been treated and released from a hospital as of Tuesday. No other injuries were reported.

A cause for the blaze was not immediately known. An investigation by the state’s fire marshal was ongoing, but there was no reason to believe the blaze was suspicious, Wilson said.

The fire took about three-and-a-half hours to put out and the house was deemed uninhabitable, Wilson said.

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Fatal 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-26-18 (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

The death toll from a Sunday morning fire in the city’s Little Village neighborhood rose to ten Tuesday afternoon after a teen died at Stroger Hospital. The tenth victim was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner as Adrian Hernandez, 14. Hernandez died at 11:12 a.m.

The ninth victim, who died Monday night, was 14-year-old Cesar Contreras.

Authorities have identified the other eight victims as 5-year-old Ariel Garcia, 11-year-old Xavier Contreras, 13-year-old Nathan Contreras, 16-year-old Victor Mendoza, 3-month-old Amayah Almaraz, 3-year-old Alanni Ayala, 10-year-old Giovanni Ayala and 5-year-old Gialanni Ayala.

The blaze broke out in a coach house in the 2200-block of South Sacramento Avenue. A neighbor came home around 4 a.m., saw the smoke and called 911.

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Fatal 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-26-18 (more)

Excerpts from CLTV.com:

Officials said a ninth child has died after a fire in Little Village on Sunday, as investigators try to determine a cause for the fire that happened around 4 a.m. Sunday during a sleepover in a second-floor unit of a coach house in the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue, where older siblings were watching over the younger ones.

The children killed ranged in ages from 3 months to 16 years old. Three of the victims have been identified as Ariel Garcia, 5, Xavier Contreras, 11, and Nathan Contreras, 13. Cesar Contreras, 14, was identified as the ninth victim.

Chicago’s Bomb and Arson Squad, the Office of Fire Investigations and the ATF are looking into the cause and have ruled out electrical and will most likely rule out arson. Officials are looking at fireworks remains that were on the back porch and smoking material including cigarettes. The building failed four of seven inspections in the last three years.

On Monday, firefighters handed out smoke detectors for free to everyone on the block where the tragedy happened.

“When we lose one life, its too many lives,” said Chicago Fire Department Deputy Chief Annette Nance Holt. “So today, it’s even more critical because we lost eight people to a fire and that’s unheard of in the city of Chicago. We haven’t lost this many people, I can’t even count back to when we lost this many lives, and these are young people.”

A memorial for the children with crosses, stuffed animals and balloons is growing  near the scene of the tragedy. A GoFundMe has been set-up to help the family cover burial costs.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 8-4-18

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

At about 2:30 p.m., Chicago firefighters responded to a house in the 6900-block of South Artesian. The fire was burning in the basement. Firefighters were told that a child was missing and they were able to pull him from the house. The 3-year-old boy was not breathing when he was found and transported to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The fire was started by an electrical panel that had an unauthorized modification, according to a fire department tweet. 

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