CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Chicago Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Thursday, March 14 2019


THU MAR 14 2019 ~3:29 PM CRASH WITH INJURIES AT ROUTE 53 AND I-90 SCHAUMBURG Schaumburg Fire Department Personal Injury Crash 42.056473, -88.028023 (Route 53 and I-90 Schaumburg, IL) [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~3:11 PM POWER LINE DOWN ON A CAR ON LINCOLN AVE NORTH OF DEVON AVE PARK RIDGE Park Forest Fire Department Power Line Down on Car 41.996366, -87.843242 (Lincoln Ave and Devon Ave Park Ridge, IL) Power line down on an unoccupied car on Lincoln Ave just north of Devon Ave. E35 requests ComEd; unknown if the power line is live. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~2:44 PM SMALL FIRE IN APARTMENT IMMEDIATELY EXTINGUISHED ON SMITH ST, PALATINE Palatine Department Apartment Fire/Working Fire 235 N Smith St Palatine, IL Report of a fire in an apartment. Upgraded to Working Fire at 2:47 p.m. Interior crews report a fire in a walk-in closet. Fire extinguish with extinguishers; no line needed in the apartment located on the 5th floor. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~2:37 PM CRASH WITH INJURIES AT ROUTE 41 AND ROUTE 176, LAKE BLUFF Lake Forest Fire Department Personal Injury Crash Route 41 and Route 176 Lake Forest, IL Report of a crash with injuries SB 41 south of Route 176. Police shutting down off ramp from Route 176 to SB Route 41. SB Route 41 backed up to railroad bridge.

Crash also reported on Waze. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~2:29 PM CRASH WITH INJURIES ON SB RAND RD NEAR DEERPATH COMMONS LAKE ZURICH Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Personal Injury Crash 927 South Rand Rd Lake Zurich, IL Report of a crash with injuries in front of the Deerpath Commons shopping center. Crew on arrival reports 2-vehicle crash at the inside shoulder of southbound Rand Rd near the entrance to the Secretary of State Driver’s License Facility. Initially believed to be minor injuries. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~1:50 PM SMALL CHEMICAL SPILL IN LAB AT GORDON CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE SCIENCE, ON 57TH ST, CHICAGO Chicago Fire Department Chemical Spill/Level I HazMat 929 E 57th St Chicago, IL Report of a chemical spill. BC5 reports a small acid spill in one of the laboratories.



THU MAR 14 2019 ~10:30 AM 2 PEOPLE SHOT OR STABBED AT APARTMENT COMPLEX AT LILAC LN AND MOCKINGBIRD LN WILLOWBROOK Tri-State FPD Person Shot/GSW Lilac Ln and Mockingbird Ln Willowbrook, IL Willowbrook, IL Report of two people shot and/or stabbed at or near the Hinsdale Lake Terrace Apartments. Two people transported with life-threatening injuries from apartment on Lilac Ln near Mockingbird Ln. Suspect in custody. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~09:10 AM APARTMENT FIRE ON CHRISTIANA AVE NEAR MADISON ST SKOKIE Skokie Fire Department Apartment Fire/Working Fire 8313 Christiana Ave Skokie, IL Report of a fire in a 2-story apartment building on Christiana Ave near Madison St. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~9:48 AM HOUSE FIRE ON 73RD ST NEAR NOTTINGHAM AVE, BRIDGEVIEW Bridgeview Fire Department HOUSE FIRE/BOX ALARM 73rd St and Nottingham Ave, Bridgeview, IL MABAS Division 21 Box Alarm on Box #41 for a house fire on 73rd St just east of Harlem Ave. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~4:52 AM APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE ON KIMBALL AVE NEAR 69TH ST, CHICAGO Chicago Fire Department Apartment House Fire/Working Fire/Still and Box Kimbark Ave and 69th St Chicago, IL Report of back porches on fire at an apartment house on Kimbark Ave south of 69th St. Still and Box Alarm for an exposure problem by 5:05 am. Defensive mode; 3 lines on fire by 5:15 am. Still and Box struck out at 5:47 am. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~3:39 AM CRASH ON NB TRI-STATE JUST SOUTH OF HALF DAY RD NEAR BANNOCKBURN Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Personal Injury Crash 42.195427, -87.884948 (NB Tri-State and MM 22 Bannockburn, IL) Reported as an extrication crash with fire.

Crash also reported on Waze.

Crew on arrival reports 2 cars with moderate damage on the right shoulder just south of Half Day Road. No extrication and no fire. Patient removed by 3:55 am. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU MAR 14 2019 ~2:56 AM FIRE IN A HIGH-RISE TRASH CHUTE ON JACKSON BLVD, CHICAGO Chicago Fire Department Still in a High-Rise/Still and Box/EMS Plan 1 2045 West Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL E26 on arrival reports nothing showing. Alarms activated inside. Report of a fire in a garbage chute in a 20-story residential high-rise building with very, very light smoke — Still and Box as a precaution at 3:21 am. BC17 reports light smoke on floors 17 and 19.

E26 leading out a line into the trash chute. [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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