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New truck for Highland Park (more)

From Tim Olk:

Highland Park FD Tower Ladder 33

Pierce Arrow XT Ascendant mid-mount platform aerial

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Truck fire in Boone County, 7-22-21

From Tim Olk:

Eastbound on ramp to I90 at Irene – Boone County Fire District #2

Boone County Fire District #2

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Wheeling officials had an open house on Friday, 7/9/21 to dedicate the new Fire Station 23.

Wheeling (IL) opens new fire station 23 7/9/21

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Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

More photos from the Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21

massive fire ball at chemical company fire

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fire trucks lined up at massive fire

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massive fire ball at chemical company fire

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Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21

From Tim Olk at Chem Tools 1165 Prairie Hill Road in Rockton, IL

massive black smoke and flames from chemical fire in Rockton IL

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massive black smoke from chemical fire in Rockton IL

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Excerpts from abc7Chicago.com:

An explosion close to Rockton, Ill. took place at a Chemtool chemical plant around 7 a.m. and the smoke continues to go south and southeast.

Around 40 to 45 agencies from the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were involved, however there has been little success in putting the fire out.

Chemtool makes industrial lubricants.  About 70 employees were evacuated prior to firefighters arriving. No employees were injured, but a fire fighter was transported for minor injuries. Chemtool has no compliance violations in the past three years, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency database.

Air quality analysis in the area shows there is no danger to air quality at ground level, but for precautionary measure, fire officials believed it was best to evacuate the area.

Officials believe the fire will be a several day event as the oil-based product burns off. Fire officials stopped water operations in order to avoid an environmental disaster caused by water streams. They are concerned about product runoff to a nearby river, but believe it is best to let the product burn off.

 
A mandatory evacuation affects all residents and businesses in a one mile radius of 1165 Prairie Hill Road. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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MVA with a motorcycle in Caledonia, 6-9-21

From Tim Olk:

Motorcycle vs a truck at 3125 IL-173, Caledonia, Illinois – North Boone District #3

North Boone Fire District #3 on scene

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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

fatal house fire in Lincolnwood IL

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Fatal fire in Lincolnwood, 6-7-21

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

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.

heavy smoke from suburban house fire

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Still & Box Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 in Chicago, 5-27-21

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Still and Box with Plan one 5812 north Oriole. 1 story heavy fire load from contents. Two adults transported serious to critical from smoke inhalation. Couple in their 60’s by estimate.

Two adults transported from EMS plan one Still and Box 5812 n Oriole

From Tim Olk:

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Alarm with an EMS Plan 1 at 5812 N Oriole

Firefighters climb ladder to roof with flames

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Motorcycle crash in Pleasant Prairie, 4-27-21

Excerpts from kenoshanews.com:

Two motorcycles crashed with a vehicle on Springbrook Road and 47th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon around at 2:33 p.m, leaving both drivers seriously injured. A Flight for Life helicopter landed at Prairie Lane Elementary Schoo land transported one patient.

A caller reported that the motorcycles were racing before the crash occurred but police had not been able to verify that.

motorcycles crash in Pleasant Prairie WI

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