Archive for July 31st, 2013

St. Louis house fire 7-25-13

Chris Ranck found this video of a house fire in south St. Louis on July 25, 2013.

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CFD rescue from Englewood fire 7-29-13

WGNTV has this video of a

From the Chicago Tribune:

A man was hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition this morning after being rescued from a South Side apartment fire that officials said was caused by arson.

The 26-year-old man was about to jump from the burning third-floor apartment on the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood when a ladder was used to rescue him, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.

The fire, which started before 7 a.m., was being investigated as suspicious.. Officials later said the fire began after someone ignited a flammable liquid that was poured on the stairwell, according to fire officials who ruled it arson.

After starting in the front stairwell of the residential building it soon became fully involved, officials said.

Officials said working smoke alarms woke up residents who managed to call 911, alerting the fire department early on to the fire.

At the same time, Chicago Fire Department [companies] were responding to another fire just over a mile away in the Englewood neighborhood, in the 6500 block of South Sangamon Avenue. One home there caught fire and it spread to a neighboring home, according to the fire department.

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WNBA Hosting Fire & Police night

This request from the WNBA:

… the WNBA Chicago Sky, [is] the Women’s Professional Basketball Team in Chicago. This Friday we are hosting a Police and Fire Night at our home game against the Washington Mystics at 7:30pm. We are hoping that one or more of your officers could come out and sing the national anthem during pre-game. The Sky will provide free tickets and free parking for your group of course. If you are interested, please email me back at, or call me at 312.994.5969. Thank you and have a great day!

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Chicago house fire 7-28-13

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 8:15 Sunday morning, a fire broke out in this 25×50 1.5 story brick on the 900 block of north Harding in Chicago’s 13th Battalion.  Engine 95 was first due and reported the home to be fully involved on arrival.  There was a enclosed wood frame porch at the rear of the structure where it appeared the fire originated.  The home had been vacant for a while and had several break-ins.  The fire eventually communicated to the home to the north and caused damage to the frame dormer of a 1.5 story ordinary.  Companies working on the scene were Engines 95 and 76, Trucks 35 and 26, Truck 36 was RIT with the 12th Battalion.

Chicago Fire Department house fire

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Chicago Fire Department house fire

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Chicago Fire Department firefighter

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 95

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Chicago Fifre Department Engine 76

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