Fire Wire

Trucker Seriously Hurt When 4 Semis Collide On I-65

                      Sun-Times Media Wire ROSELAWN, Ind. (STMW) — “A trucker was seriously hurt when four semi trucks collided on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana Wednesday morning, closing the highway for four hours. The crash happened just after 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65, about a mile north of the ...

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Firefighters respond to Hoffman Estates house fire

By Dan Waters and Kate Jacobson, Tribune reporters 4:55 pm, February 5, 2014 A Hoffman Estates home caught fire this afternoon, though early reports from authorities and neighbors appeared to indicate everyone escaped the blaze. Fire officials arrived at the house in the 1000 block of Basswood Street in Hoffman Estates, just before 2 p.m. Wednesday to find a home engulfed ...

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1 teen dead 3 wounded at McDonalds in Rogers Park

By Liam Ford and Adam Sege, Tribune reporters   Photo: ABEL URIBE, CHICAGO TRIBUNE 4:54 pm, February 5, 2014 A teenage boy was killed and three other teens were wounded when a masked gunman went up to them in a McDonald’s parking lot in the Rogers Park neighborhood this afternoon and began shooting, authorities said. The boy, 17, was dead on ...

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Former police dispatcher gets 5 years in child pornography case

Chicago Tribune: “By Alexandra ChachkevitchTribune reporter1:57 p.m. CST, February 5, 2014 A former Northbrook police dispatcher who also worked as a paramedic in Northfield was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for amassing a huge collection of child pornography. Daniel Berman, 49, of the 2600 block of Lisa Court in Northbrook and formerly of Buffalo Grove, pleaded guilty in ...

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Milwaukee police officers rescue residents from burning apartment building

                      Source: WISN News 12: “Three Milwaukee police officers helped save victims of an apartment fire Tuesday. “The TV and stuff, the cable, stuff just shut off,” he said. “I opened the door, nothing but black smoke rushed in.” While other residents of the building reached for their cellphones, Brown ...

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Woman dies following house fire in Berwyn

Chicago Tribune: “A woman believed in her 60s died following a house fire in Berwyn this morning, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:36 a.m. after being found at a home in the 2400 block of South Scoville Avenue in the west suburb, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The woman was found ...

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Chicago Firefighters come to dogs rescue (video)- Nice work!

Chicago Tribune: On Jan. 10, 2014, heroic Chicago firefighters braved the city’s bitter winter weather and jumped into Lake Michigan to rescue a dog in need. The golden color dog was fighting for his life in the freezing water after falling through thin ice while walking on the lake with his owner. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford told the Chicago Tribune the ...

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Chicago Firefighter Invents ‘Hero Pipe’ to Fight High-Rise Fires

By Benjamin Woodard on November 5, 2013 8:30am CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire Department’s newest tool to battle high-rise fires was invented by one of its own, Capt. Michael Wielgat. The 26-year veteran of the department has on his own time over the last eight years developed the device, a remote-controlled, periscopelike pipe that can extinguish high-rise fires from the floor below by ...

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Breaking: ‘Mayday’ call at Little Village fire; CFD rescues 3 of its own firefighters

February 4, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) – Chicago firefighters rescued three of their own who were surrounded by flames during a fire at a Little Village home. The fire crews arriving at the home in the 3000-block of South Drake found two small children and adult already outside. They were suffering from smoke inhalation, and are expected to be OK.     ...

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Alton, ILL Blaze rips through house being renovated

Owner was rehabbing interior February 03. 2014 5:56PM Linda N. Weller lweller@civitasmedia.com John Badman | The TelegraphCapt. Rick Orban of the Alton Fire Department sets up a hose line in a defensive position at the front of a fully engulfed house Monday at 1321 Easton Annex in Alton. The house, which was in the process of being renovated, was heavily ...

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