Archive for April 16th, 2021

Double fatal fire in Chicago, 4-15-21

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Two people died after a fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood after a fire broke out in the basement of a building located at 1434 West Garfield Boulevard just before 6 a.m. Two victims were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Fire officials confirmed the two victims, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s, have both died.

A firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

Officials said there were no working smoke detectors. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Working fire/EMSPLAN 1 at 1434 W Garfield. Fire in basement. Fire is out. 2 transported to UofC critical condition.

1434 west Garfield. Both victims are deceased. A man and woman. No working smoke detectors. Cause under investigation.

CFD will distribute materials in the area of the fatal fire at 1434 Garfield at 10 am. Victims are a woman in her 50’s. And a man in his 60’s.

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Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District LODD

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A Marshall County firefighter has died after suffering severe burns in a fire at a family property over the weekend.

The Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District says Chaise Mangold died from his injuries Thursday morning. He was receiving care in the burn unit at a Springfield hospital. Mangold’s father was also injured in the Saturday fire.

Mangold was a firefighter with the department for more than three years.

Nearly $25,000 has been raised on a GoFundMe for the family’s expenses. Funeral arrangements haven’t yet been announced.

Chaise’s Fight

Due to the tragic incident that happened on April 10, Chaise, as well as his dad, Pat are at the hospital in Springfield. Chaise is fighting every day for his life and his family needs your support, love and prayers. The family has asked to keep their story private but updates on Chaise will be made through Kirstyn Friday’s Facebook page. 

Because of the outpouring of support and aid our community has shown, many have asked us to set up a page so that there is a way to keep supporting in every way possible. 

We thank you for all the continued support, love and prayers. Chaise needs every single one of them.

*All the money will be put for medical costs and put into Lisa Mangold’s account* 

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 3-28-21

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken from a fatal fire on March 28, 2021. The fire was at 2652A West Monroe Street in the 17th battalion.

Firefighters battle fire in a two-flat building

Eric Haak photo

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New tanker for Northwest Homer Fire Protection District (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Northwest Homer FPD final inspection on their Freightliner 114SD Rosenbauer 750-GPM 3000-gallon tender

Freightliner 114SD Rosenbauer 750-GPM 3000-gallon tender

Rosenbauer photo

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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 4) – Indiana

More from Luke Whalen:


St. Bernice (Vermillion County) X-Chicago Engine 46 
Shirley (Hancock County) X-Bourbonnais, IL Engine 25 
Cadiz (Henry County) X-Bourbonnais, IL Engine 25 
Lynn (Randolph County) X-Cicero, IL Truck 2
Cambridge City (Wayne County) X-Gurnee, IL Truck 
Plainville (Daviess) X-Limestone Township, Kankakee, IL Engine 4 
White River (Gibson County) X-White County, IL EMS Rescue 
Somerville (Gibson County) X-Tonica, IL Tanker 
Wright Township (Greene County) X-Gardner, IL Tanker 6617
Shawshwick Township (Lawrence) X-Chebanse Township FPD, Clifton, IL Engine 2631
Lost River (Martin County) X-Lynch Area FPD, Danville, IL Tanker 
Paoli (Orange County) X-Tri State FPD Truck 529
Gosport (Owen County) X-Wheaton Engine 403
Spurgeon (Pike County) X-Waterloo, IL Engine 
Shelburn (Sullivan County) X-Mundelein, IL Engine 4311
Scott County EMS (Scott County) Unknown IL 
Jackson-Washington (Jackson County) X-Maryville, IL 
Utica Township (Clark County) X-New Lenox, IL Truck and X-Peotone, IL Truck 14 

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