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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-30-20

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

A Chicago firefighter was injured at a 2-11 alarm fire that damaged three buildings Monday in Little Village on the Southwest Side. The blaze broke out about 2:16 a.m. at a two-flat residential building in the 2500 block of South Albany Avenue and spread to two adjacent buildings.

The firefighter was hit in the shoulder by part of a chimney and taken to a hospital in good condition with a minor injury. Ten residents were displaced .

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-4-20 (more)

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A Chicago firefighter was injured during a rescue of a resident from a blaze on the South Side Saturday. The firefighter was being treated at University of Chicago Medical Center and is in serious to critical condition. A witness said he appeared to be overcome by smoke while entering the home.  Firefighters on the scene indicated he should be OK.

Three people, including a woman rescued from the second floor of the home, were sent to Jackson Park hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be serious.

The fire happened on the first floor of the home in the 8700 block of South Constance Avenue in the Calumet Heights neighborhood around 12:30 p.m. Fire department officials say the firefighter was injured trying to save an elderly woman trapped on the second floor.

The cause of the fire, which was extinguished about an hour, is not known at this time.

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-2-19 (more)

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A firefighter was seriously injured Friday evening when the roof fell as a fire raged at at 8739 S. Aberdeen St. in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

The attic was on fire, and crews went into the house to search for residents who were possibly trapped inside. The roof collapsed while the firefighters were in the house, and one firefighter was taken from the scene in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

All eight residents inside the home did make it out safely.

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A Chicago firefighter was injured Saturday morning while working a blaze at a high rise construction site downtown. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. The fire department responded at 5:54 a.m. for a call of a fire at the Vista Tower site at 363 E. Wacker Dr. The fire was contained to its basement office.

The building was unoccupied at the time, and the fire was extinguished by 7 a.m.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 6-6-18

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Chicago firefighters responded to a report of residents trapped by a fire at approximately 3:15 a.m. in a one-and-a-half story home at 11828 South Perry in West Pullman on the city’s far South Side Wednesday.

One resident jumped from a second floor window and two others evacuated.  79-year-old Jimmy Shearrill, who had difficulty walking, was trapped by the flames on the second floor. Fire officials said it was difficult to reach him because the staircase to the second floor was burned out. Shearrill was conscious when he was removed from the home but died later on the scene.

A Mayday call went out after a firefighter fell through the floor into the basement. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-3-18 (more)

update on the injured firefighter from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-3-18

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

A Chicago firefighter was in critical condition after collapsing at the scene of an extra-alarm fire Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Firefighters were called to the fire at 8:46 a.m. in the 1900 block of South St. Louis Avenue, and the firefighter was found on the ground inside the building at 9:02 a.m. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.

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Chicago fire scene where a Firefighter was seriously injured

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-3-18

A Chicago firefighter went down during a Still & Box Alarm fire at 1921 S. St Louis this morning (3/3/18). A MayDay alert was issued and it was upgraded to a 2-11 Alarm with an EMS Plan 1. One firefighter has been transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital. 

Chicago fire scene where a Firefighter was seriously injured

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From CFDMedia on Twitter:

Mayday at 1921 S. St Louis has been secured; Injured Firefighter taken to Mt. Sinai.

Extra alarm fire at 1921 S. St Louis has been struck out.

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