This from Tim Olk:
State DOT snow plow burns at 59th and the Dan Ryan Expressway
More on last night’s house fire in Winnetka. A video from Larry Shapiro and some images from Tim Olk at the scene this morning.
more images were posted to fire scenes.net
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Tim Olk took in a fire Tuesday night at the Cal Side Marina in south suburban Burnham. The fire was handled quickly with the assistance of Calumet City and South Holland companies.
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From Tim Olk:
The new Mess Canteen M-5 , quartered at the Barrington Countryside FPD station on Pepper Road, is X-Woodstock FRD. One of the features of the new unit is slide-out trays for supplies at deployments replacing the need for folding tables alongside the squad.
Tim Olk went to south for a commercial fire in Chicago Heights this morning at 1131 Arnold Street.
No one was injured when a fire erupted in a glass factory Tuesday morning at 1131 Arnold St., fire officials said.
Chicago Heights Fire Chief James Angell said firefighters were called around 9 a.m. to the Gerresheimer Glass Co. after a furnace broke and molten glass started spewing out like lava. They immediately poured water on the furnace upon arrival. But on the third floor of the furnace, a steam explosion erupted, blowing the molten glass onto the structure and causing a fire, he said.
Firefighters fought the blaze for about 45 minutes before they were able to put it out. Firefighters remained on scene helping plant personnel restart the furnace so the molten glass would not solidify, he said. The plant, which has been at that location since the 1900s, produces primary glass packaging for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Angell said they called for reinforcements from area departments due to the weather and the size of the factory. He said Matteson, Park Forest, Glenwood, Homewood, Flossmoor, Sauk Village, Frankfort, Steger and Hazel Crest firefighters were on the scene. Crete, Richton Park, Crete Township, University Park and Richton Park Township fire departments handled calls for Chicago Heights.
Tim Olk and Josh Boyajian were on-scene at Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire Friday at 2521 W.45th Place. The Chicago Tribune reports that the site of the fire is a crime scene.
A woman who had been stabbed several times was found by firefighters in a building that was set on fire on the Southwest Side Friday afternoon, police said.
Firefighters were called around 1:50 p.m. to the fire in the 2500 block of West 45th Place, according to Police News Affairs. A 2-11 alarm was called as the fire spread to several buildings, officials said. In one of the buildings, firefighters found the body of a woman, in her 50s, who had been stabbed several times, police said. She was dead on the scene, police said.
Authorities said it appeared the fire had been started in the building where the woman was found.
The woman was identified as Lucy Wrobel, 51, of the 2500 block of West 45th Place, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Her cause of death was pending an autopsy scheduled for later today.
More of Tim’s images can be viewed HERE.
More of Josh’s images can be viewed HERE.
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Images from Tim Olk of a 2nd Alarm fire at
23072 W Lakeshore Drive in Antioch. The home was near Russell Road in an area protected by the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department. (too many fires … wrong address listed … sorry)