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2 dead and 5 injured at haz mat incident near Des Plaines 8-27-15 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The two people who died in a hazardous materials emergency near Des Plaines have been identified as two men, one 83 and the other 53, authorities said Friday morning.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office listed their names as Hong Kyqkim, 53, and John Tae Kim, 83. They both lived in the townhouse in the 9400 block of Harrison Street where the emergency was called around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

A woman in the home was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and four sheriff’s deputies who responded to the call experienced respiratory “difficulties” and were treated at a hospital and released, authorities said.

A relative of the victims called 911 to report three people in distress Thursday afternoon. The two men were dead on the scene, according to Richard Dobrowski, chief of the North Maine Fire Protection District.

The woman in the home was listed in critical condition Thursday night, according to a sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

Authorities evacuated the townhouse complex but later allowed most residents to return and reopened the area to traffic. The complex is near Potter Road in unincorporated Maine Township, near Apollo School.

Authorities have not elaborated on the nature of the hazardous materials emergency. Authorities said oxygen levels in the air appeared to be normal, and nothing unusual was detected in the water supply.

Thursday evening, after ruling out certain contaminants, crews were allowed back into the townhome without full protective gear, though residents of three units in the same building were still kept out of their homes.

injured police officers being transported to the hospital

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firefighters in haz mat suits in decon

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2 dead and 5 injured at haz mat incident near Des Plaines 8-27-15

Images from the scene by Tim Olk

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hazardous materials crew in decon at haz mat scene

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Elk Grove Township FPD Box Alarm, 8-24-15 (more)

More images from the Box Alarm at 2847 Old Higgins Road 8/24/15

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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fire trucks at night fire scene

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tower ladder at night fire scene

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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Elk Grove FD Engine 7

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Wood Dale FD fire engine

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Mt Prospect FD hose wagon

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3-Alarm fire in Kenosha, WI 8/14/15 (part 2)

More images by Tim Olk of the 3-Alarm fire in Kenosha, WI 8/14/15

fire chief with full PPE surrounded by smoke

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Sutphen aerial working at large fire

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fire department command post at fire scene

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fire chief on aerial ladder surveying scene

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fire department command post at fire scene

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elevated master stream at huge fire scene

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3-Alarm fire in Kenosha, WI 8/14/15 (part 1)

Commercial fire at 6411 28th Avenue in Kenosha, WI Friday morning (8/14/15).

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Sutphen aerial working at large fire

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Working fire in Gary, 7-27-15

4-story vacant apartment building gutted at 8th and Jackson in Gary in the early morning hours of 6/27/15.

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vacant 4-story building fully engulfed in fire

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fire department aerial ladder at ruins of huge fire

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fire department aerial ladder at ruins of huge fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-24-15 (more)

Additional images from Tim Olk of Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire on 7-24-15 

fireman using a deck gun at a commercial fire

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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LTI tower ladder at Chicago fire scene

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CHicago firefighter after battling a fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-24-15 (more)

More images from the 2-11 Alarm fire at 128 N. Campbell 7/24/15.

2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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2-11 alarm fire scene in Chicago

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As seen around … O’Hare Airport

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Box Alarm in Northbrook, 7-15-15

Northbrook companies responded to 1840 Raymond Drive this morning (7/15/15) and had heavy smoke from the roof of a 100×200, one-story, commercial building. The alarm was subsequently upgraded to a Box Alarm. Three lines were used. The fire, which ran through the duct work required extensive overhaul.

Northbrook firefighters at a building fire

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smoke from the roof of a commercial building in Northbrook IL

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