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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from cbsnewschicago.com:

A Chicago firefighter is hospitalized after battling a fire at a two-story home near 107th Street and South Indiana Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood Saturday afternoon. 

When firefighters arrived, flames were venting through the roof. Firefighters then began breaking windows on the second floor to provide ventilation. Then there was heavy smoke pouring from the second floor before the roof collapsed. 

The firefighter who was injured was taken to the hospital in good condition and is expected to be OK.  It is unclear how that firefighter was injured and if it was a result of the roof collapse. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Five firefighters are among six people seriously injured after a Saturday afternoon crash on the city’s South Side. A witness described seeing seeing several fire trucks with their sirens blaring when another driver, instead of stopping, tried to get through the intersection at 47th and State streets in Bronzeville. The metal between a Chicago fire truck and white Chevy Impala was left mangled together seemingly by sheer force. The front of the car caved in following a crash that sent its driver and five firefighters to the hospital.

Police confirmed that the fire truck had its emergency equipment activated while traveling east on 47th Street when the car, going south on State Street, crashed into it. The car’s 30-year-old driver was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Elgin Fire Department news

Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

A house fire in the 200 block of Hamilton Ave. just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Elgin left one firefighter hospitalized and a home heavily damaged. 

On arrival, smoke was seen coming from the attic, and crews attacked the fire from the inside and found flames coming from the attic, first floor, and the basement. 

The fire was contained in about 20 minutes. 

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor injury, but no other injuries were reported. No one was inside at the time of the fire. 

Damages from the fire are estimated at over $175,000. 

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House fire in Evanston, 1-22-24

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

There was a large response after a fire broke out in the basement of a home in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue in Evanston at about 9:45 a.m. The fire quickly spread to other floors. The first floor partially collapsed, trapping two firefighters and prompting a mayday call.

Both firefighters were removed and taken in stable condition to a nearby hospital.

A cat died in the fire, and all three residents were displaced. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Fire broke out just before 1:15 a.m. on Friday near South Champlain Avenue and East 73rd Street in Chicago’s Park Manor neighborhood. One firefighter is recovering after falling through a floor while working at the fire. He was seen being brought out on a stretcher, but the fire department said he’s in good condition and getting checked out at University of Chicago Medical Center. No one else was hurt, but one person has been displaced.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A Chicago firefighter who was seriously injured in a house fire Friday near O’Hare Airport continues to recover at a hospital.

One firefighter was transported to a hospital in critical condition and two others were in fair condition. Two of the firefighters were in the basement of the home, including the most seriously injured, but it was not clear if they went down there or fell through the floor. The more seriously injured firefighter was transferred to Loyola Medical Center for further treatment where he is listed in serious condition. CFD has not identified him by name, but said he’s been with the department since the 1990s.

The fire was in a home in the 8300 block of West Balmoral near the airport.

Everyone in the home did make it out safely, officials said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A fire broke out at a residential building on the city’s Northwest Side Tuesday morning, injuring two firefighters that were taken to a hospital in good condition.

Firefighters responded to the fire at a four-unit duplex around 11:00 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Monticello Avenue, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

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Peoria Fire Department news

Excerpts from centralillinoisproud.com:

A firefighter was hospitalized with minor injuries after an overnight arson that fire broke out around 12:45 a.m. at 911 and 913 W. Third Street in Peoria. When firefighters arrived at two-and-a-half-story duplex, flames were visible from both floors and the attic space.

There was a partial collapse of the second floor, and one firefighter fell through the floor sustaining minor injuries. He was transported to a local hospital.

It took crews nearly four hours extinguish the fire. An investigator deemed the fire to be arson.

Officials called for an emergency demolition due to the structural instability of the building.

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Apartment fire in Schaumburg, 7-14-23

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A firefighter and a police officer are among six people hospitalized after a fire at a senior housing complex in the 100 block of West Wise Road, in Schaumburg. Firefighters used a ladder to help people down from an upper floor of the 97-unit Emerald Village building. With it being a senior living building, some residents have mobility issues.

All of the hospitalizations were for smoke inhalation and were precautionary.

Two apartments on the fourth floor of the building caught fire around mid-afternoon. The cause is still under investigation.

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