Archive for December 25th, 2020

2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20 (more)

Photos by Eric Haak of the 2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20

Seagrave Marauder Aerialscope at work covered with ice

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Deerfield Firefighter encrusted with ice at winter fire

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2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20

From the Waukegan Fire Department Facebook page:

Waukegan fire crews along with help from many other neighboring departments are working to extinguish a stubborn fire this cold Christmas morning. Please avoid the area of S Genesee and Washington Streets if you are out this morning.

Our crews have safely finished extinguishing the fire at 18 S Genesee. The structure was currently being demolished as part of a city effort to eliminate problematic vacant structures. With the help of over ten other fire departments and approximately 50 firefighters as well as assistance from Webb excavating, the fire was extinguished by 10am this morning. Working in extremely cold and icy conditions there were no injuries reported. Also a big thank you to Mayor Cunningham for coming out and thanking all for their efforts on this bitter Christmas morning.

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3-Alarm fire in Waldo, WI – 12-25-20

This from Asher Heimermann:

Multiple firefighters from across Sheboygan County, Wisconsin responded to a 3-alarm house fire early Christmas morning on Blueberry Lane south of the Village of Waldo. Firefighters not only battled the blaze but the cold weather as well. The temperature at 1 AM was 11° and the wild chill was -4°F. No injuries were reported.

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New ambulance for the Chicago Ridge FD

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations Chicago Ridge Fire Department on the recent delivery of a new 2020 Road Rescue Emergency Vehicles remount provided by REV Group, Inc. Solutions!

We would like to thank Chief William Bonnar, the members of the CRFD, & the Village of Chicago Ridge for their continued support.

Specs: Ford F-550 chassis, 7.3L gas engine, Liquid Spring Suspension System, Zico Electric O2 bottle lift, & AliArc heavy duty grill-guard

Type 1 ambulance remount

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