Archive for category Fatal fire

Fatal fire in Lincolnwood, 6-7-21 (more)

This from Collin Ehrlich:

Here are photos from the box alarm Monday (6/7/21) in Lincolnwood at 6949 Karlov

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Fatal fire in Lincolnwood, 6-7-21

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One person has died after a house fire in Lincolnwood Monday where firefighters said the blaze was first reported in a garage, and flames quickly spread to the home in the 6900-block of North Karlov Avenue.

A male victim who was unresponsive when he was pulled from the home was rushed to St. Francis Hospital. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that he later died. Authorities have not released his identity. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Fatal fire in Schaumburg, 5-28-21

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Schaumburg police officers arrived at 6 Treebark Drive just after 9:20 p.m. Friday evening for a reported fire and observed flames and smoke emitting from the home. They found an 87-year-old man inside and were able to safely evacuate him. The man indicated his wife was still upstairs in the house. An officer attempted to proceed upstairs, but was overcome by heavy smoke and evacuated.

Firefighters arrived and later recovered the victim from upstairs. The 84-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 87-year-old man was transported to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. One officer was also transported for smoke inhalation and was later released.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and remains under investigation.

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Fatal fire in Sauk Village, 4-18-21

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Sauk Village Fire Department and auto aid companies were dispatched around 8:47 p.m. and arrived to a heavy fire through the roof of a single-family residential home. One occupant was outside of the residence and said that his wife was still trapped inside the home. Firefighters tried to locate the woman but had to evacuate the home when heavy fire overcame the crews. One firefighter experienced a minor injury from a small explosion. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. A female resident died.

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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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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

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Double fatal fire in Chicago, 2-28-21 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a double fatal still & box back on February 28th at 8642 S. Hermitage. The fire was well advanced before the first companies landed on the scene but an aggressive interior attack and search efforts were initiated despite those conditions. Sadly, two victims were located during the primary search. Both were transported and pronounced at local hospitals.

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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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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-10-21

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Still and box. 9400 Halsted. Two story brick. One victim so far.

Still and box 9400 Halsted. One adult female to Christ. Serious. One adult male unaccounted for.

Still and box fire 9400 Halsted now struck out. Companies will renter building with hand lines to complete searches and catch hot spots. Roof is in

Still and Box on Halsted will be a fatal fire. One occupant non ambulatory was trapped inside. Flames too intense to make rescue. Adult male.

CFD teams will return to 9400 Halsted at 10am to distribute smoke alarms in the area. No alarms were heard in the building as crews entered.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 3-28-21

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A dead body was found in a burning apartment building Sunday morning 2652 West Monroe Street, around 9:30 a.m.. A Chicago firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for shortness of breath, and one resident suffered from smoke inhalation.

Investigators are unclear about how the person died. However, fire officials asked Chicago police to assist with what is now being called a death investigation. No further details have been released. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, and authorities have not released the name of the victim.