Archive for November 30th, 2023

Naperville Fire Department news

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A fire broke out at one of the apartments in an independent living center Wednesday afternoon in the 1100 block of Iroquois Drive in Naperville. The apartment complex houses a number of people with disabilities who have limited mobility. There are multiple wheelchair-bound people who live there.

The Naperville Fire Department received the first alarm around 2 p.m.  that there was smoke coming from the second floor of the building. Firefighters immediately requested a box alarm for both fire suppression assets and ambulances. They helped rescue one person from a second-floor unit, and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

No serious injuries were reported and no one initially needed to be transported to a hospital.

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West Chicago Fire Protection District news

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More than 100 people were displaced and six people including a firefighter were hospitalized after a massive fire engulfed an apartment complex overnight in West Chicago.

Firefighters responded to the 28-unit apartment complex, located on Burr Oaks Drive, at approximately 1 a.m. When crews arrived, they saw two balconies on fire and one unit overtaken by flames. Crews immediately went into rescue mode as some residents, including a pregnant woman, were trapped and forced to jump.

One firefighter was transported to the hospital with smoke exhaustion.

The fire originated in an apartment unit, although the fire is believed to be accidental, the cause remains unknown.

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Orland Fire District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – As photographed, this was Orland FPD’s Engine 6, a 2009 Spartan/Darley 1500/750.  This is now lettered Engine 8, a reserve piece.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa; #FireTruck; #OrlandFPD; #MikeSumma; #Spartan; #Darley;

Mike Summa photo

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