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Updated: Scene Video-Chicago Firefighters battle 3-11 alarm blaze in Englewood 8/27/2014

Published on Aug 28, 2014 by photographer Steve Redick “Chicago 3-11 alarm in a large vacant commercial building 2 snorkels, 2 tower ladders, new turret wagon plus numerous other streams CHICAGO, IL: A STILL &BOX ALARM @6308 S HALSTED. FIRE IN THE COML BLDG (CINS001) UPDATE ON CHICAGO (6308 S HALSTED): FIRE IN THE BSMT OF A 100X200 3 STY ...

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Morning fire causes $125K in damages at St. Charles restaurant

(Chicago Tribune) – “A fire in a downtown St. Charles restaurant Wednesday morning caused an estimated $125,000 in damages to the structure and contents. No one was injured. At about 6 a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at the Office Dining and Spirits at 201 E. Main St., according to a department press release. ...

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4 Escape Unhurt From Naperville House Fire

Naperville Sun Times – “Naperville Fire Department investigators are continuing to seek the cause of a blaze Tuesday night that did significant damage to a house on the city’s far south side. No one was injured during the fire, which erupted about 8:42 p.m. in the two-story house on the 1700 block of Schey Court, in the Hawthorne Woods area near the Maplebrook neighborhood. ...

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Rockford, IL Firefighters Treated After House Fire

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — “A hot and humid night leaves several Rockford firefighters with heat exhaustion after a house on Rockford’s southeast side catches fire. This is what the two-family unit in the 1700 block of 15th Avenue looked like earlier today. The home was boarded up after catching fire around 2:30 this morning. 22 firefighters initially responded to the call ...

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Postal Vans Destroyed in Lincolnwood Fire

NBC Chicago – “A pair of postal vans were destroyed and a portion of a postal annex in Lincolnwood, north of Chicago, was burned in a late Monday night fire. Firefighters were called to the distribution center on the 6500 block of North Lincoln Avenue at about 11 p.m. Just charred shells of two vehicles remained after crews put out ...

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Chicago Fire Academy Was Called Out By Detroit Fire Academy: They Responded

The Chicago Fire Department Fire Academy was called out by The City of Detroit Fire Academy in the Ice Bucket Challenge.  They responded in good fashion.  Nice Job Candidates! Video below is the challenge from Detroit Fire Candidates.  Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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North St. Louis Defensive Operations-2nd Alarm; 08-22-14 (Images)

North St. Louis 2nd Alarm; 08-22-14 Chicago Fire Wire contributor Ben Mezanec caught this second alarm fire today in North St. Louis. Thanks Ben for sending us your photos! Please visit Ben’s profile.  “Updated 3 hours ago · Taken at Riverview blvd. and Chain of Rocks Dr.; st. louis, Mo “Fire in a 1-Story brick vacant commercial building attached to a large ...

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CFD Truck Co. 59 Towed After Getting Stuck Under Viaduct

WGN – TV – “At 79th and Kedzie in Chicago, a firetruck got stuck under a viaduct and was being towed.”  It appears that Truck 59 stalled under the viaduct after trying to pass thru flood waters. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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All Seven Rockford Fire Stations Without Fire Sprinkler Systems

MyStateline.com article: ROCKFORD, IL—There are seven Rockford fire stations without emergency fire sprinklers. It’s ironic that the men within are tasked with fighting fires, although they themselves aren’t equipped with potentially life-saving systems. The Rockford Fire Department received a grant for $247,710 from FEMA, and the money will go to installing sprinkler systems in four of the stations. The sprinkler ...

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Gary firefighters battle abandoned building blaze

Post Tribune – GARY – “Gary firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire that gutted an abandoned building Wednesday afternoon in the Glen Park neighborhood. The fire broke out shortly before 4:20 p.m. at the two-story, red building at 4395 Broadway. Smoke from the fire was visible from Merrillville and the building was fully engulfed, with flames were pouring out of ...

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