Archive for April 12th, 2021

Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-9-21

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Benita Frieson, 73 years old, died after a fire near 49th Street and South Vincennes in Bronzeville on Friday night. Chicago firefighters responded about 10:30 p.m. to  the blaze. 

This was one of two fatal fires this past weekend in Chicago.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-2-21 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-2-21 from Eric Haak:

Here are some images of the April 2nd, 2-11 Alarm at 53rd and Laflin. This began as rear porches in the 2.5-story frame and quickly spread to the “B” side exposure.

2-11 alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

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Bensenville fire engine for sale

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2006 Pierce Enforcer custom pumper

Truck Type Used Pumpers and Engines
Manufacturer Pierce
Year Built 2006
Mileage 106,142
Location USA – Midwest
Stock # 14661
Price $45,000  
  • Stock#: 14661
  • 2006
  • Pierce
  • Enforcer Pierce Chassis
  • GVWR: 43,500
  • Mileage: 106,142
  • Cummins ISL 400 HP Diesel Engine
  • Allison 3000 EVSP Automatic Transmission
  • Additional equipment not included with purchase unless otherwise listed.
  • Waterous CSUYDX 1500 GPM Side-Mount Pump
  • 750 Gallon Polypropylene Tank

Bensenville Fire District fire engine for sale

Bensenville Fire District fire engine for sale

Bensenville Fire District fire engine for sale

thanks Rob


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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 1) – Tennessee

This from Luke Whalen:

Hello all, found some old area rigs, enjoy! All photos belong to owners. Thank you, Luke. 

Three Star (Tipton County) X-Round Lake, IL Engine 2615 
Paris Landing (Henry County) X-Wilmington, IL Engine 
Gibson (Gibson County) X-Barrington, IL Engine 3612 
Camden (Benton County) X-South Holland, IL Rescue 669
Chalk Level (Benton County) X-Barrington, IL Engine 3610 
Eva (Benton) X-Mendota, IL Engine 611 

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