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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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Rockford Fire Department news

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The Rockford Fire Department received an automatic fire alarm in the Winnebago County Court Building Complex in the 400 block of Elm St. at around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. As the first firefighters got to the scene, they did not find any smoke coming out from the building. Crews later found smoke in the basement of the building, where firefighters found a large fire in a storage room. The fire started in an area that did not have access to the building’s sprinkler system. Firefighters encountered high heat and heavy smoke as they were battling the blaze.

One firefighter who was injured, was taken to the hospital and later released.

Damage caused by the blaze is estimated at $225,000.

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-22-22

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A firefighter was injured after a fire broke out in Albany Park around 3:30 a.m. early Tuesday morning in and abandoned building on the 3300 block of West Cullom Avenue.

The fire was put out just before 4 a.m.

One firefighter was transported to Swedish Hospital with leg pain and was stabilized.

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03:23 Still Alarm 3318 W Cullom Ave 0343 Still & Box Alarm struck out at 0355 by order of 2-2-2 This is a vacant 2.5 story ordinary building 25×60. 1 Male Firefighter transported yellow/ Swedish stable condition with leg pain Companies still on scene washing down & overhaul (8)

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3-Alarm fire in Bellwood, 12-8-19 (more)

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A firefighter suffered burns Sunday evening while battling to a fire that destroyed a 2-story building in Bellwood.

Firefighters were initially told about 6:30 p.m. that people were trapped inside the building in the 2500 block of West St. Charles Road, Bellwood Fire Chief Douglas Dombek said.

“Heavy fire conditions forced [the firefighters] out, and the fire was raised to a third alarm,” Dombek said. Authorities learned later that everyone inside had already escaped and were safe.

One firefighter tumbled down some stairs and suffered burns to his ears. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, and has been released.

“The building is a total loss,” according to Dombek, who said the fire was put out by midnight. The building had a commercial business on the first floor and five apartment buildings on the second. He said about 20 people were displaced.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, and is under investigation.

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Lockport Fire Protection District news

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Lockport firefighters responded about 1:50 a.m. Monday to 1139 E. Ninth St. for a reported structure fire. Lockport Animal Hospital used to occupy the building, but the facility is currently being used for its records storage only. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the small building’s attic. Downed power lines in the immediate area made it difficult to access all sides of the building.

Personnel remained on the scene for several hours, and one firefighter injured his hand. The fire’s cause remained under investigation Monday.

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD news

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Investigators from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District are probing the cause of a Saturday blaze that sent one firefighter to the hospital and left a house uninhabitable on the 2000 block of Pebble Creek Drive in Lisle.

Authorities said a passer-by reported the fire at 1:37 p.m. Saturday and the first firefighters arrived about four minutes later to find heavy fire in the roof and attic area. No family members were home at the time.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 35 minutes, but crews remained on the scene for several hours to perform salvage and overhaul of the burned areas in the structure.

One firefighter was treated and released from a hospital for unspecified injuries.

Lisle-Woodridge units were assisted on the scene by firefighters from Downers Grove, Darien-Woodridge, Lombard, Naperville, Warrenville and Wheaton.

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