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Naperville apartment fire leaves 1 dead

Chicago Tribune: “A fire in a Naperville apartment building Thursday night left one person dead, fire officials said. Authorities rushed to the three-story building in the 100 block of Douglas Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the Naperville Fire Department said in a news release. Firefighters found smoke rising from a second story window and began searching for occupants as ...

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A Brother Firefighter opens pizza joint in Geneva

CBS CHICAGO: “A fire lieutenant and his wife are turning work into a business by opening “The Firehouse Pizza and Grill” on the side in west suburban Geneva. Lt. Mike Huneke says the decor reflects the name with Red Walls, a black countertop, accented by shiny diamond non-skid patterns as seen on fire trucks. Huneke says the menu reflects cooking learned in real firehouses ...

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Cops: Man stole Hammond ambulance, caught after chase to South Side

Chicago Tribune: “A Gary man is expected to face charges in Indiana and Illinois after he was arrested following the pursuit of an ambulance stolen from Highland, Ind., police said. The man, 34, was arrested in the 9000 block of South Mackinaw Street in Chicago, after being pursued from near Cline Avenue and Ridge Road in Highland, Ind., starting a ...

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Oil container catches fire at South Side steel plant

Chicago Tribune: “By Adam SegeTribune reporter 5:52 a.m. CST, March 7, 2014 An oil container at a large steel plant caught fire this morning on the Far South Side, but firefighters put out the blaze and reported no injuries. The fire started about 4:30 a.m. inside the plant, which has a listed address in the 400 block of West 127th Street ...

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3 Firefighters Hurt Extinguishing Foundry Fire In Batavia

CBS Chicago: “BATAVIA, Ill. (CBS) – Three firefighters went to the hospital overnight after they slipped and fell on ice while battling an extra-alarm blaze at a foundry in west suburban Batavia. The fire started around 9:30 p.m. at the Master Cast foundry at 106 S. Mallory Av. in Batavia. Flames quickly engulfed the building, and crews from about 15 neighboring ...

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8 displaced by Englewood fire

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: “Two children and six adults were displaced by a fire in their Englewood neighborhood home early Monday morning. The fire broke out about 2:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 71st Street. Firefighters were able to extinguish most of the fire within the first 15 or 20 minutes after their arrival. Fire crews weren’t able to get ...

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Fire Destroys $800,000 Home in Winnetka (Raw Video)

You can find more of these amazing images at www.chicagoarefire.com Larry Shapiro is a professional photographer that captures most of the fires in the Chicago Metro area. Read more at (Click Here)   Chicagoareafire.com (Larry Shapiro) “The Winnetka Fire Department was called to a house with smoke coming from the attic at 924 Pine Tree Court just after 9PM on Wednesday evening. ...

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Early morning fire guts Racine school Gym/Cafeteria (Raw Video)

A early morning fire at Mitchell elementary and middle school will be closed today after the  blaze guts a portion of the school The fire was reported around 1:30 am in gymnasium area. Crews had to go defensive after a portion of the roof collapsed. Temperatures at the time of fire were in the single digits, this made conditions difficult ...

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Police: 3 found dead after Oak Lawn house fire

Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News  MyFoxChicago (FOX 32 News) – “OAK LAWN, Ill- people were found dead after a house fire in Oak Lawn on Wednesday. Oak Lawn police report two bodies were found dead in the home and another in a car parked outside. The fire began in a home in the 9800 block of 51st Avenue ...

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Sandusky Firefighters to be laid off

In a sweeping 6-0 vote Sandusky, OH elected officials approved four full-time Firefighter positions to be laid-off and closed fire station number seven for six months. Officials faced a $1.1 million dollar shortfall in their operating budget. Officials feel that bringing fire department personnel number from fifty-three to forty-nine will assist them in balancing their budget. You can watch the ...

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