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Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19 (more)

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A fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. at the former Harvey’s Marathon gas station at Oakton Street and Northwest Highway in Park Ridge on Wednesday afternoon. Heavy black smoke covered the immediate area while firefighters from several communities worked to get the fire under control.

A Niles firefighter and a Schiller Park firefighter suffered minor burns while fighting the fire and were treated and released from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

The building was loaded with approximately 90,000 pounds of calcium peroxide, a hazardous material that can be used as a decontaminate in soil. The material was brought to the building the previous day. The station has been vacant for several years.

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2-Alarm fire in Woodridge injures 3 firefighters

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Three firefighters were injured Monday afternoon while battling a blaze that destroyed a Woodridge apartment building.

No civilians were hurt in the fire at the four-unit, two-story building on the 3000 block of Roberts Road. Most residents got out on their own, but one woman needed help from firefighters, Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District Chief Tom Freeman said. Workers who were on the roof at the time got down safely, too.

The fire was detected by an automated system about 4:50 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the roof of the building was ablaze. About 80 firefighters from about a dozen suburban departments got the fire under control about 7 p.m.

The three injured firefighters all work for the Lisle-Woodridge department. They were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive, Freeman said.

thanks Dan

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