Archive for April 30th, 2018

Waukegan Fire Department news

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A three-alarm fire burned through an apartment building in Waukegan Saturday as flames and smoke poured out of the 84-unit building on the 8000 block of Eighth Street.

Fire officials said the building had significant damage, but some residents may be able to re-enter their apartments after a few days. No injuries have been reported. According to the Red Cross, as many as 100 people may be displaced by the fire.

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County offered to house any veterans displaced by the blaze at Rodeway Inn on Greenbay Road in Waukegan. 

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New ambulance for Brookfield (more)

Brookfield Ambulance 414

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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Glenside FPD news

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At least 8 teenagers were injured when a gas can exploded during a backyard bonfire Saturday night. A parent of one of the teens said perhaps 10 students were sitting around the fire when a gas can left too close to the flames exploded injuring teens ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. One boy was burned over much of his body, two girls will need facial reconstruction surgery, and one is in a coma with a breathing tube.

The father of one of the victims said no parents were home when the explosion happened. Neighbors heard several pops and a big boom around 10 p.m. Saturday night, followed by emergency workers flooding the neighborhood.

The bonfire was attended by students from Glenbard East High School. Several of the victims were taken to Loyola University Medical Center’s burn unit. The Glenside FPD and Glendale Heights Police are investigating.

thanks Scott

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Barn fire in Sugar Grove, IL – 4-26-18

This from Dave Weaver:

4/26/18 SUGAR GROVE – General Alarm Barn Fire Mighell Rd. north of Baseline Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver


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