CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Chicago Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Sunday, December 23 2018

SUN DEC 23 2018 ~8:14 AM HOUSE FIRE ON WICK DRIVE NEAR ELM CIRCLE DRIVE OAK LAWN Oak Lawn Fire Department Working Fire Wick Drive and Elm Circle Drive Oak Lawn, IL Report of a house fire on Wick Drive near Elm Circle Drive. Primary search complete and negative, and roof over house and garage ventilated by 8:07 am. [INCIDENT MAP]

SUN DEC 23 2018 ~3:18 AM ALLEY GARAGE FIRE ON W 38TH ST NEAR CALIFORNIA AVE CHICAGO Chicago Fire Department Alley Garage Fire 38th St and California Ave Chicago, IL Report of an alley garage fire on 38th St near California Ave. [INCIDENT MAP]

SUN DEC 23 2018 ~3:09 AM COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE ON W 74TH ST NEAR OAKLEY AVE, CHICAGO Chicago Fire Department Commercial Building Fire/Working Fire/Still and Box/2-11 Alarm 2235 W 74th St Chicago, IL Report of a fire in a 1-story truss building, 100×75 that is totally involved. E101 on arrival reports fire through the roof. TL39 Side A and SQD5 Side A. Defensive mode and collapse. [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.

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