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Truck fire on Interstate 88, 2-26-18

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2/26/18 MAPLE PARK – Kaneville FPD (DeKalb FD’s district) Garbage-Hauling Semi Fire WB I-88 MM 100.25 (near Keslinger Rd.) – Video by Dave Weaver


Excerpts from the

Illinois State Police and firefighters from DeKalb and Big Rock responded about 9:30 a.m. to westbound I-88 near Maple Park for a truck fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters wet the flaming trash, which was contained to the back of the truck, on the side of the interstate until there was little risk that the fire would flare up again, DeKalb Deputy Fire Chief Jeff McMaster said.

The driver, who was not injured in the incident, then drove the truck to the DeKalb County landfill, 18370 Somonauk Road, Cortland, after authorities determined it was safe to drive. The truck was already close to its destination. Only one lane was shut down, while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

Firefighters from the Cortland Fire Department completely extinguished the garbage after it was unloaded in a secure area.

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Crash with entrapment in Aurora, 3-13-18

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3/13/18 AURORA – Two Critical from Head-On SUV vs. Van Crash w/ Double Entrapment Bilter Rd. between Eola Rd. and DuPage Pkwy.

The Aurora Police Traffic Division investigated a two-vehicle, head-on crash that occurred around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 that critically injured two Aurora men. The preliminary investigation indicates that a 21-year-old man was driving a 2014 Ford Explorer westbound on Bilter Rd. when it crossed the center line and hit an eastbound 2006 GMC Savana about two-tenths of a mile east of Wilton Ln. The Savana was being driven by a 48-year-old man. The men were the only occupants of their respective vehicles and both had to be extricated by Aurora firefighters. Both were transported by ground ambulance to a suburban hospital for critical, but non-life threatening injuries. No citations had been issued in the day following the crash pending further investigation. It was not clear if alcohol or drugs played a factor. Bilter Rd. between DuPage Pkwy. and the I-88 Eola Rd. Tollway ramp were closed for several hours while the crash was reconstructed. Volunteers from Aurora Emergency Management assisted with traffic control. – Video by Dave Weaver


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Working fire in St. Charles, 2-22-18

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2/22/18 SAINT CHARLES – Woman Rescued from Apartment Fire at Carroll Tower 200 N. 2nd St.

At 10:39 PM the St. Charles FD was dispatched to an activated fire alarm at the Carroll Tower apartment building. Firefighters arrived at 10:41 PM and found a working kitchen fire on the second floor of the six-story building. The female occupant was unable to exit the fire apartment. The incident was then upgraded to a General Alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. Firefighters removed the victim from the fire apartment and transported her to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva with non-life-threatening injuries. The sprinkler system held the fire in check in the kitchen and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in approximately 15 minutes. There was a considerable amount of smoke throughout the second floor and firefighters remained on the scene until approximately 12:15 AM evacuating smoke, assisting the occupants of the remaining second floor units back to their apartments and conducting the fire investigation. Some of the occupants of the building had been evacuated to the lobby and some were sheltered in place as firefighters were able to rapidly extinguish the fire. The fire was contained to the kitchen of the apartment of origin and there were no other injuries to the occupants or to firefighters. The cause of the fire is attributed to combustible materials being left on a stove top and is considered accidental. Fire loss is estimated at $50,000. The St. Charles FD was assisted on the scene by the Geneva, Batavia, and Elburn fire departments. The North Aurora FD changed quarters to Saint Charles to assist with any additional incidents while units were operating at the fire.  Video by Dave Weaver.


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House fire in Oswego, 3-3-18

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3/3/18 OSWEGO – General Alarm House Fire 400 Block of Bluegrass Pkwy. –  The Oswego Fire Protection District was dispatched at 11:24 AM to a reported house fire in the 400 block of Bluegrass Parkway in the Churchill Club subdivision. On arrival, firefighters located heavy fire in the walk-out style basement with extension to the first floor and attic space. An interior attack was made to extinguish the fire. According to the Oswego FPD, a dog was rescued on the second floor and an occupant was injured while trying to extinguish the fire before exiting the residence. Damage is estimated to be around $450,000. The cause of the fire was listed as improperly discarded smoking materials. The Oswego FPD was assisted by the Montgomery FPD, Aurora FD, Aurora Township FPD, and Plainfield FPD. Video by Dave Weaver 



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New fire station in Aurora (more)

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2/23/18 AURORA – Aurora FD Station 7 Grand Opening Open House 824 Kenilworth Pl. – Video by Dave Weaver


Excerpts From the City of Aurora:

The Aurora Fire Department hosted a two-day Grand Opening Celebration for its newest fire station.
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Friday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m. for Fire Station 7, located at 824 Kenilworth Place. 
Replacing the former station that was built in 1957, the new Fire Station 7 is a state-of-the-art 1 0,325 sq. ft. facility. The Aurora Fire Department has put into service its seventh Advance Life Support paramedic unit at the new location – a first for the area.
The 3-bay station has such auxiliary spaces as a watch room, conference room, storage rooms, workshop and fitness area. The living areas include officers’ quarters, bunk rooms, kitchen area, dining area and day room area.

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Plane Crashes onto Frozen Rock River, 1-20-18

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1/20/18 GRAND DETOUR – Plane Crashes onto Frozen Rock River after Downing Power Line; Fox Lake FPD Airboat Responds to Assist Dixon Rural FPD on Interdivisional Box Alarm – Video by Dave Weaver
DETAILS: At 12:36 PM on Saturday, January 20, a pilot struck a power line before crash landing onto the frozen Rock River in Grand Detour, IL near the border of Lee and Ogle counties, north of Dixon. The Dixon Rural Fire Prot. Dist., which is in MABAS Division 18 (Ogle County) requested the specialized assistance of an airboat from the Fox Lake Fire Prot. Dist. The Fox Lake FPD is in MABAS Division 4 (Lake County). The airboat crew helped ComEd workers assess the damaged power line which was entangled with the aircraft. The airboat crew also helped with the recovery of the damaged aircraft which was tugged to shore by cable. Because of the unique nature of Fox Lake’s airboat, and their crews’ familiarity with ice incidents, their specialized asset and operational skills helped bring this incident to a safe, efficient conclusion.


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MVA in Aurora, 1-17-18

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1/17/18 AURORA – Good Samaritans, Aurora FD & ISP Aid Injured I-88 Motorist

1/17/18 AURORA – Good Samaritans, Aurora FD, and ISP Dist. 15 Aid Driver Injured After SUV vs. Tree WB I-88 MM 120.5 (between Eola Rd. and Farnsworth Ave.) – Video by Dave Weaver LIVE NEWS MONITORING


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House fire in Aurora, 12-31-17

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12/31/17 AURORA – 3rd Alarm (Internal) House Fire 401 Pierce St. – Video by Dave Weaver



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Crash with entrapment in Bristol, 12-11-17

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12/11/17 YORKVILLE – Bristol-Kendall FPD Car vs. Semi Crash w/ Entrapment & Lifestar Medevac Rt. 47 and Galena Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver
INFO: Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District crews extricated a man from a PT Cruiser that was slammed into a guardrail by a semi. The man was airlifted by Lifestar helicopter. The semi driver was cited for running a red light. This intersection is just south of the scene of a head-on crash which occurred two days prior on 12/9/17.

Report by WPSY News:


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Crash with entrapment in the Bristol-Kendall FPD, 12-9-17

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12/9/17 YORKVILLE – Bristol-Kendall FPD Head-On Crash w/ Entrapment & Lifestar Medevac Rt. 47 north of Galena Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver
INFO: A head-on crash occurred on Rt. 47 north of Galena Rd. around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. An occupant of the white car was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the blue Cadillac was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital by the Lifestar medevac helicopter. Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District members conducted the extended-extrication of the injured driver which took approximately 45 mins. Some crews had also just finished the extrication on the other vehicle. Illinois State Police were contacted to provide the crash reconstruction. Rt. 47 was closed for five hours as a result of the crash and investigation. Rt. 47 was reopened at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Report by WSPY News:


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