Archive for January 17th, 2023

Fatal fire in Minooka, 1-16-23

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One person has died in a house fire that occurred in the 4600 block of Shady Oaks Road in Minooka around eight last night. The fire was extinguished in less than 30 minutes.

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said Doit Ross, 82, of Minooka was transported to the Morris Hospital where he passed away shortly after 10:00 pm.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene as the incident remains under investigation. The Minooka Fire Department was assisted by Morris, Braceville, and several other agencies at the scene.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-23

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The Chicago Fire Department battled an extra-alarm fire in a West Side warehouse Tuesday morning in a one-story commercial building in the 4500-block of West Fulton Street.

The fire raged for more than an hour and around 7:45 a.m., CFD said it had been struck.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the fire. No one was inside the warehouse and no injuries were reported.

The building sustained major damage, including the collapse of the roof.

The building’s tenant was on scene Tuesday morning and said the business once inside the warehouse was called American Masonry and Supply.

Fire officials also say the fire was contained to the warehouse itself and never spread to any nearby structures.

The cause of the fire is under investigation; #ChicagoFD; #fire; #2-11; #rosenbaueramerica; #CFDSquad2A; #ACP-55;

CFD Media photo

From CFD Media on Twitter:

0646 S & B Alarm 4537 W Fulton 1 story ordinary 75 X 75 with fire through the roof. CFD companies on scene in defensive attack. No injuries no transport. All compnies working. 0702 upgraded to a 2-11 alarm.

2-11 alarm update corrected address 4550 W Fulton. A masonry company. 3 Master streams, 2 handlines on the fire. Fire is under control. All companies working. No injuries no transports. Rehab in process. Media staged at Fulton & Kenton.

2-11 Alarm 4550 W Fulton, has been struck out by orders of 2 1 10. CFD Companies still working.


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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Phase II for the new Joint Public Safety Training Campus is starting soon. This includes all outside buildings. Here is an artist’s drawing of what the project should look like when completed.; #ChicagoFD;

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