CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Chicago Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Monday, December 24 2018


MON DEC 24 2018 ~9:20 PM FIRE IN VACANT APARTMENT BUILDING ON 147TH ST NORTH OF VAIL AVE HARVEY Harvey Fire Department Apartment Fire/Working Fire/BOX ALARM 147th St and Vail Ave Harvey, IL MABAS Division 24 Box Alarm on Box #3 for an apartment fire. Working Fire by 9:38 pm and Box Alarm by 9:39 pm at a 2-story vacant apartment building north of 147th St. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON DEC 24 2018 ~7:24 PM SMALL FIRE IN TOWNHOUSE ON DOUGLAS COURT, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS Arlington Heights Fire Department Townhouse Fire/Working Fire 42.106454, -87.975678 (Douglas Ave & N Douglas Ct Arlington Heights, IL) Arlington Heights, IL Report of smoke showing from a neighboring unit. Small fire in dining room quickly extinguished. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON DEC 24 2018 ~1:50 PM PIN-IN RESPONSE FOR CRASH , CHICAGO Chicago Fire Department Intersection Crash/Pin-in Crash/Car vs Building Crash 74th St and Ashland Ave Chicago, IL Intersection crash followed by car vs building crash. BC20 reports one patient trapped with 4 total patients. Dodge Challenger NB at high speed on Ashland Ave hit a VW Passat in a left turn. The Passat hit a pedestrian and then crash into the AutoZone building.

Driver and passenger in Passat transported to University of Chicago Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.

Driver of Challenger and pedestrian transported to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn where they were listed in “stable condition”. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON DEC 24 2018 ~1:15 PM FIRE IN A DUPLEX ON HIGHVIEW AVE NORTH OF ROLLINS RD, FOX LAKE Fox Lake Fire Department Duplex Fire/Working Fire Highview Ave and Rollins Rd Fox Lake, IL Report of a fire on the second floor of a duplex on Highview Ave (0-99 block) north of Rollins Rd. Searches all clear by 1:25 pm. Working on overhaul after extension of fire extinguished. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON DEC 24 2018 ~4:40 AM PERSON SHOT ON LASALLE OR FEDERAL ST NEAR 31ST ST,CHICAGO Chicago Fire Department Person Shot/GSW 3140 Federal St Chicago, IL Report of a person shot — possibly on LaSalle Street nearby. Male gunshot victim: shot five times. [INCIDENT MAP]



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Note: Reports are early reports involving breaking news, which may contain inaccurate information before confirmation from official sources. Dates, times and LOCATIONS (addresses, etc.) are NOT official and are subject to corrections or updates, which may or may not be completed on this page. Beginning October 21, 2018, Cardinal News began publishing an emergency incident page “FIRE LIVE AND ARCHIVE” for consolidating select incidents in Chicagoland for each day. Reports are generated from emergency radio communications, official public safety (e.g. Twitter accounts, press releases official sound bytes, etc.), and citizen witness reports. Incidents reported without sources noted are generated from emergency radio communications. The most recent incidents are posted at the top of the page during the day. New Incidents on THIS PAGE (in beta) are ENTERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY, and SOME NEW INCIDENTS may be ENTERED on this page after the initial publish date as follow-up for the day’s incidents.

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance, M = Medic, Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment & crews during major emergency (followed by 2nd through 5th level, Interdivisional Box for escalation), Still & Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment in Chicago (followed by 2-11 through 5-11 alarm, Interdivisional Box for escalation), EMS Plan = Extra group of ambulances during major emergency (Plans 1 through 3 for escalation), ALS = Advanced Life Support, BLS = Basic Life Support, Code Green = Non-urgent illness or injury, Code Yellow = Non-life-threatening injury or illness but observed for worsening condition, Code Red = Immediate Advanced Life Support required for possible life-threatening illness or injury, Code Black = Deceased, Level I Trauma Center = Hospital capable of total patient care in emergency (/traumacenter), TRT = Technical Rescue Team (e.g., high-angle, confined space, underground or below grade operations), MABAS = Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Task Force = Special response in disaster or major emergency

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