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Fatal fire in Chicago, 6-26-22 (more)

Excerpts from Fox32Chicago.com:

Three young brothers who died in a West Humboldt Park fire were trapped in a basement apartment with only one exit that was blocked by flames. A fourth boy remains in critical condition from the fire, which broke out early Sunday in the back of the apartment at 4032 W. Potomac.

The child’s mother was burned and inhaled smoke from the fire. Flames blocked the back door — the only exit — forcing the mother to break a window and escape. The mother remained incapacitated at a hospital while she recovers from burns to her face.

 

Firefighters responded at 12:20 a.m. and had to break through the apartment door, which was locked from the inside. Two children were found unresponsive in a room near the door, and the two other children were found on the other side of the apartment. Firefighters rescued all four of the children, who had suffered smoke inhalation.

Aiden Cruz, 5, was pronounced dead at Saints Mary and Elisabeth Medical Center. Jayden Cruz, 6, and Angel Rodriguez, 11, were hospitalized but later died. The fourth child remains hospitalized.

Investigators determined the fire was caused by an open flame in one of the back rooms, but everything beyond that remains under investigation. It’s unclear what set the fire, or if it was accidental.

Firefighters could hear working smoke detectors when they arrived at the home, but didn’t find any in the basement.

Property records show that the home had three apartments including the basement apartment, but it remained unclear if the basement apartment was built or operated legally since it had only one exit.

All four children were brothers who lived with their mother and her partner at the apartment. 

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 6-26-22

Excerpts from nbc5chicago.com:

A child has died and at least five other people are hospitalized after a fire broke out at a residence in the 4000 block of West Potomac early Sunday morning, and originated in the basement of the building. Firefighters got six people, including four children, out of the building. All six individuals were taken to nearby hospitals, and a child later passed away.

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

A Chicago firefighter who was shot last year has died, according to the department.

The Chicago Fire Department tweeted Tuesday that Timothy Eiland passed away.

“With a heavy heart, the CFD confirms that Firefighter Timothy Eiland has passed. Tim suffered a gunshot wound while off duty last Sept. This senseless act has changed the fabric of Tim Eiland’s family, our Department, & our City. Please keep the Eiland family in your prayers,” the tweet said.

Eiland was not on duty when he was shot while leaving a birthday party in a West Pullman on September 11, 2021. He was a father of five. His 15-year-old niece was also injured in the shooting.

Eiland’s father is a retired fire captain.

 

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As seen around … Chicago (more

This from Danny Nelms:

New Truck 20 as seen on FB

E-373
#chicagoareafire.com; #FireTruck; #CFD; #ChicagoFDTruck25;

found on Facebook

 

 

 

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Danny Nelms:

New rig for truck 25 as found on FB 

FDE 374
 
Truck 37 will also be FDE 379 following up on a previous post.
#chicagoareafire.com; #FireTruck; #CFD; #ChicagoFDTruck25;

found on Facebook

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As seen around … Chicago

From a reader:

Caught these pics while switching out radios. New Truck 34 was behind 37, getting the radios installed. Should be placed in service shortly. 
Chicago FD Truck 37
 
Chicago FD Battalion 9

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New truck for Chicago FD

Found on Facebook:

New truck 34 

Shop # E-372
#chicagoareafire.com; #Chicago Fire Department; #ChicagoFDT34; #EONE;

Found on Facebook

#chicagoareafire.com; #Chicago Fire Department; #ChicagoFDT34; #EONE;

Found on Facebook

thanks Danny

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 5-25-22

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

A young girl died after a fire broke out in an apartment building Wednesday morning in Roseland on the Far South Side. The child was found under debris in the bedroom of a second-floor unit of a courtyard building at 11035 S. King Dr. She was 2 or 3 years old. Firefighters tried to resuscitate the child but she was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital.

Firefighters had responded to several calls of a heavy fire coming from an apartment and a person possibly trapped inside. 

Two adults from the unit had escaped when firefighters arrived. The rear door of the unit appeared to be locked and someone may have jumped to safety from a window. There were no working smoke detectors inside.

The apartment was full of a lot of debris — furniture, objects that made it difficult to conduct the search.

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New fire boat for Chicago

From Firehouse.com:

The Chicago Fire Department has taken delivery of a Metal Shark Boats 38 Defiant NXT fire boat. The all-weather boat is equipped and powered by triple 350-hp Mercury Verado outboard motors.

Key features include SHOXS shock-mitigating seating, full Raymarine Axiom navigation suite, FLIR 400 XR thermal imaging system, and Metal Shark’s exclusive new hinged dive door. The vessel’s bow monitor and rear discharge are fed by a 1,000-GPM Darley fire pump driven by a dedicated Kodiak 4.3L V6 engine. 

thanks Zach

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from Fox32chicago.com:

A firefighter was injured as several homes and a car caught fire in two separate blazes Sunday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, prompting an arson investigation.

The first fire was reported around 8:52 p.m. at an apartment in the 4500 block of South Wood Street. Police said an accelerant was used to start the fire and it is being investigated as arson. No one was injured but two people were displaced.

Roughly an hour later, a two-alarm fire was reported at three homes and a vehicle in the 4300 block of South Honore Street. A firefighter suffered a minor injury and was taken to a local hospital, officials said. Fifteen residents were displaced.

The Chicago Fire Department has not said if they believe the two fires are connected.

 

thanks Martin

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