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Chicago Firefighter/EMT Andrew Price

From Chicago Fire Dept. on Facebook:

Our hearts are weighed down with sorrow as we share the news of the passing of FF/EMT Andrew Price, a dedicated member of the Chicago Fire Department for 14 years. Firefighter Price made the ultimate sacrifice, bravely protecting our city. This marks the fourth line of duty loss for our department this year.  Please keep the Price family and our CFD family in your thoughts during these challenging times

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Fatal 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-13-23

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A firefighter died in a fire in Lincoln Park Monday morning, the Chicago Fire Department said.

The fire was in the 2400-block of North Lincoln Avenue in a building with the Lincoln Station restaurant on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. It is also near the Lincoln Hall music venue.

Firefighters carried a firefighter out of the building on a gurney while doing chest compressions before being taken to an ambulance. The firefighter who had been trapped in the building was rescued and transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in very critical condition.

CFD Commissioner Annette Nance Holt said the 39-year-old firefighter later died at the hospital.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Fatal fire in Peoria, 10-19-23

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A 72-year-old man has died and two other people were injured during a house fire in Peoria.

A passerby alerted the fire station down the street around 6:55 a.m. that there was smoke coming from a house in the 3400 block of North Gale.

Both a firefighter and a neighbor sustained non-life-threatening injuries while trying to save the victim, and a dog was rushed off by animal control. The fire was put out within 10 minutes.

This is the first Peoria fire fatality in two years.

The damages are estimated at $40,000 and the house is reported a total loss. The cause is under investigation.

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Fatal fire in Stickney, 9-27-23

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One person is dead and two others are injured following a fire at the Gas-N-Wash gas station in the 3800 block of South Cicero in Stickney around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

“One of the victims was out of the RV in front of the store. The other one was close to the car wash at that point. After interviewing him, we heard there was a third victim and that he did not make it out,” said Stickney Fire Chief Jeff Boyajian.

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Fatal fire in West Chicago, 7-8-23

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One person was found dead after a fire early Saturday morning in the 2300-block of Barnhart Street in the Cornerstone Lakes subdivision of West Chicago. The person has not yet been identified, pending notification of next of kin.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-26-23

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A 54-year-old woman was killed in a fire on the South Side Wednesday morning.

The home, on the corner of Princeton Avenue and 108th Street in West Roseland was fully engulfed by the time the call came in at around 6:40 a.m.

Upstairs, Marshall Lewis, who said he is a Cook County Sheriff’s sergeant, heard his smoke alarm going off and rushed to get out and call 911. He tried to save himself and his landlord, living downstairs.

The flames were so intense, it was hard to get to the victim inside. The 54-year-old woman, fire officials said, was found in her room.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Fatal Industrial fire in Lemont, 4-25-23

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Photos from the explosion/fire at the Seneca Petroleum plant in Lemont earlier today 4-25-23.; #DanielHynd; #SenecaPetroleumplantfire; #industrialfire;

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An explosion possibly took place in an asphalt tank at the Seneca Petroleum plant in Lemont Tuesday morning. One person was killed in the fire and another was transported to Silver Cross Hospital.

OSHA officials said that both the person who died and the person who was injured were contractors on-site with M&J Industrial Services.

The Will County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed as 25-year-old Dru A. Worker of Homewood.

The sheriff’s office said multiple agencies responded, and the fire was put out after several hours. Fire personnel said it is not believed that any kind of hazardous material was released, and there is no danger to the public.

OSHA and ComEd were also called to the scene. Seneca Petroleum did not previously have any OSHA violations at the Lemont location.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-23-23

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About 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Chicago firefighters responded to a fire at a home in the 3800 block of North Odell Avenue. A woman in her 70s was found and pronounced dead. Two others declined treatment at the scene.

The Cook County Medical Examiner identified her as 78-year-old Francine Matchitelli.

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Fatal fire in Orland Hills, 3-21-23

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A woman died after becoming trapped inside an Orland Hills home in the 8900 block of Beacon Lane at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday (3/21/23). The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as 41-year-old Jessica Maurer.

Police said a second victim was able to escape the home. That victim and three officers were evaluated on the scene.

The Orland Hills Police Department, the Orland Fire Protection District, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal are investigating the fire.

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Double fatal fire in Vernon Hills, 3-19-23; #fatalfire; #VernonHills; #CountrysideFPD;

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