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Working fire in Chicago, 11-23-19

This from Eric Haak:

Companies from Chicago’s 6th Battalion responded to the report of a house fire just before dawn on Saturday, November 23rd at 6545 S Oakley.  Per PD at the scene, the fire was already well advanced in the rear of the structure. Police officers were met with the report of someone trapped inside but could not make entry due to heavy smoke conditions.  A victim was eventually located and transported, succumbing to his injuries later that day.
heavy fire burns from house at night

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fire chief enters burning house

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle flames at night

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Historic 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-14-62

This from Steve Redick:

I found my dad’s clippings of the 4-11 at 1365 E 70th St 2/14/62. As many of you may know this is the fire where Bob and Ray Hoff’s dad was killed. Since many were not old enough to recall this I am sending the clippings for your perusal. So many years later and the photos still bring tears to my eyes. Two wonderful families totally devastated.
Steve
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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-29-19

Excerpts from cltv.com:

A man was walking on 79th Street around 11:20 p.m. Monday when he noticed smoke and smelled burning. He knocked on the front door and heard a man inside, clearly in trouble. 

Firefighters responded to the fire at a home in the 7800 block of South Rhodes in the Chatham neighborhood. 50-year-old Rawlin Brown was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators blame an electrical issue for starting the fire.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-2-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 60-year-old man was critically injured and later died following an apartment building fire in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The fire started about 7:30 a.m. at the building in the 6600 block of North Sheridan Road. The man suffered burns in the fire, and was later pronounced dead. He was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, initially in critical condition after the fire in the five-story building. After attempts to revive him, the victim died. No one else was injured and no one was displaced by the fire.

A cause for the fire had not yet been determined.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 3-22-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Five-year-old Katlyn Jefferies was found dead after she became trapped inside a burning Englewood home. Firefighters arrived just after 7 a.m. to the girl’s home in the 5800 block of South May Street and were told someone was trapped inside a burning brick two-flat. The girl’s grandfather said he was trying to kick in a door to rescue the girl, but he was stopped by a police officer who had arrived at the scene. Firefighters began searching for the girl as soon as they were told she could be trapped inside. The girl was found on a top bunk bed inside a bedroom on the first floor of the building and was pronounced dead on the scene.

It was unclear how many people were inside the building when the fire broke out, but fire officials believe at least three children were in the first-floor apartment. One child told officials they were woken up by a dog licking their face.

Firefighters didn’t find any working smoke detectors on the floor where the girl was found, but a working smoke detector was in the second-floor unit. The building did not have any recent code violations.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 2-4-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Forty-eight-year-old Kathleen Gomez, a Chicago Public Schools teacher died Monday morning after a house fire in the 1800-block of South Peoria Street. Firefighters responded at about 2 a.m. and were able to extinguish the fire inside the two-story home a short time later.

The fire started in a living room on the second floor, the cause of which is under investigation. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.

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Double fatal fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Two people were killed in a house fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded at about 8:37 a.m. to a fire in a two-and-a-half-story home in the 2000-block of West 53rd Street.

A 16-year-old boy and 24-year-old were in the attic when firefighters said they became trapped and died. Authorities have not released their identities. Others in the house apparently tried to get to the victims.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. CFD said there was not a smoke detector in the attic area.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Firefighters were called to a house fire in the 8000-block of South Prairie Avenue after flames broke out after 1 a.m. Thursday where a 21-year-old woman was killed and 65-year-old man was critically injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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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 69

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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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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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