Fire Wire

Car found smashed into La Grange house; police found no one in vehicle

Sun-Times Media Wire: “February 14, 2014 (LA GRANGE, Ill.) (WLS) – Police responded to a report of a car smashed into a house near Cossit and Bluff Avenues in west suburban La Grange Friday. When they got there about 7 a.m., they found a dark-colored sedan, but no one was inside it. No one was home, either. La Grange police say ...

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Junkyard fire puts firefighters in ‘defensive attack

Sun-Times Media: “February 14, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) – A fire caused major damage to a Southwest Side auto junk yard early Friday morning. Firefighters were able to contain the fire near 33rd and South Kostner Avenue. No one was hurt. As of 6:30 a.m., crews reported heavy flames and additional engines were requested, according to dispatch reports. Firefighters were in a ...

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A Fire Truck and Ambulance Collide En Route to Separate Emergencies

“ROCKFORD – An ambulance collides with a fire truck, as both are on an emergency run. You can see the damage to the ambulance was pretty extensive. It happened on Alpine between Pinecrest and Linder near Spring Creek. Officials say the fire truck believed the ambulance was responding to the same incident, but it was not. The confusion caused the ...

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Firefighters battle Gary warehouse blaze

  “The Gary Fire Department was alerted to a chemical fire at Stanrail Corp., 1225 Martin Luther King Drive, about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. A 2,000-square-foot building was on fire with heavy smoke when the first units arrived. Firefighters focused their efforts on the north side of the building. A battalion chief on scene almost immediately asked for assistance from Hobart, Lake Station, ...

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Toddler critical as police investigate what caused life-threatening burns

By Adam SegeTribune reporter4:28 a.m. CST, February 14, 2014 A toddler is in critical condition this morning after first responders found him with life-threatening burns in the South Shore neighborhood Thursday evening.Officers responding to a call found the boy, who is four months shy of his second birthday, just before 8 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Cornell Avenue, police ...

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DEARBORN: Firefighters rescue woman, pets out of burning house

By Joe Slezak Press & Guide Newspapers Dearborn Firefighter 1 Ryan Clark revives a cat that was rescued out of a burning Westland Street house on Saturday morning. | Photo Ian Kushnir DEARBORN — Firefighters rescued a woman, a cat and a dog out of a burning house on Saturday morning. They were called to the house on Westland Street, ...

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Man dies in multi-unit apartment fire in Austin

By Carlos SadoviTribune reporter6:56 p.m. CST, February 13, 2014 A 60-year-old man was pronounced dead after a fire struck a multi-story apartment building on the West Side, fire department officials said. The fire was reported at 5:25 p.m. on the 500 block of South Lavergne Avenue and was struck out at 5:44 p.m., said Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Joseph Roccasalva. Officials said ...

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Danville Firefighters pull three children from apartment

BY BRIAN L. HUCHEL bhuchel@dancomnews.comThe Commercial-News Firefighters pull three children from apartment DANVILLE — Firefighters rescued three small children from a house fire early Tuesday afternoon. Danville fire engines responded at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday to the fire at 1025 Grant St. Assistant Fire Chief Tom Pruitt said the three children — two infants and a toddler — were brought out ...

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Fairview Fire District deemed redundant, to be dissolved by DuPage County Board

By NATHAN LURZ - nlurz@shawmedia.com The provisions of the landmark bill allowing DuPage County to dissolve county-appointed government agencies were first exercised at Tuesday’s County Board meeting, when the proposed dissolution of the Fairview Fire Protection District of unincorporated Downers Grove was approved. The bill, SB-494, was signed into law in early August by Gov. Pat Quinn, and allows the board ...

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Volunteer firefighter claims he got fired for answering Metro East fire call

MADISON COUNTY • A volunteer firefighter is suing the Hartford petroleum company that fired him, alleging he lost his job because a blaze he was battling made him late for work. Justin Wilkinson, 29, claims in the suit that the Hartford Wood River Terminal Co. terminated him on Jan. 31, one day after Wilkinson reported late to work after he responded ...

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