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3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-28-24

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A large fire in an Evanston building left two stores destroyed Sunday night. Fortunately, it was unoccupied at the time of the fire and there were no reports of injuries. The fire broke out at around 8:30 p.m. at 1402 Greenleaf Street.

Fire officials said when crews arrived, the fire spread quickly and it took about three and a half hours to get ahead of it.

Four businesses perished, including two pottery shops, a yoga studio and a production office for Stuart-Rodgers Photography.

Fire officials said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.; #EvanstonFD; #fire; #SteveRedick;

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-14-23

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Working fire in Cicero, 12-4-23

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-3-23

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Still & Box 4500 Michigan – This was apparently a rekindle from an earlier still & box at the historic Swift mansion, now some kind of halfway house; #SteveRedick; #ChicagoFD; #EONE; #ChicagoFDEngine 19;

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-21-23

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Still & Box 4512 N Central


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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-21-23 (more)

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Chicago firefighters battled a massive extra-alarm fire in a Logan Square warehouse Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out just before midnight in the 2700-block of North Pulaski Road, near the back of the warehouse.

The response was raised to a 3-11 alarm with a hazardous materials response. 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-21-23

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-23-23

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Chicago firefighters responded to an extra-alarm fire at a grocery store in the Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m. in the Park To Shop grocery store in the 2100-block of South Archer Avenue. 

There were no reports of any firefighters suffering from heat fatigue and no injuries have been reported.

The fire department had trouble putting out the fire due to the building’s concrete roof. 

The Chicago Building Department was called in to help open up walls to gain access.

At about 6:45 a.m., CFD said the fire was struck out. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-9-23

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Still & Box in a Dollar Store at Armitage and Lawler



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Commercial building fire in Prospect Heights, 6-20-23


June 20, 2023

PROSPECT HEIGHTS —Today, Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 12:37 p.m. the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported fire at 1209 N. Elmhurst Road in Prospect Heights.  

Upon arrival, a significant amount of smoke was seen coming from the rear of the building. A closer look showed fire and heavy, dark smoke coming from the roof and interior. The building involved was a strip mall shopping center with 12 businesses. Several businesses adjacent to the area of the fire were filling with smoke.

All the businesses were evacuated and hoses were taken into the building to extinguish the fire. The fire rapidly spread in the ceiling and roof. Several water streams from aerial ladder trucks were used to control that spread until hoses could take over.

Due to the magnitude of the fire and potential for loss of property, the incident commander made a request for assistance using the mutual aid box alarm system – MABAS. This brought firefighters from more than a dozen other fire departments who assisted with the firefighting efforts.

No civilians were injured. One firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries that required medical care. The apartment complex to the rear of the building was never threatened by the fire.

The fire was brought under control and extinguished within one hour of arrival using several hose lines, four aerial apparatus water streams, and 26 fire apparatus. Firefighters spent more than three hours checking for hot spots and fire spread to ensure the fire was completely out.

All 12 businesses are displaced until hazards are resolved and repairs are made.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation

The Prospect Heights Fire Protections District reminds everyone to always have two ways to escape from their home or work place, to ensure smoke alarms are present and working, and to develop an emergency plan should their home or business be destroyed by a fire or other disaster.

Fire sprinklers save lives and property. Had this structure been equipped with fire sprinklers, the original fire may have been extinguished prior to the arrival of the fire department or at the worst, contained to the area where it had started.


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