CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Chicago Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Friday, September 13 2019



FRI SEP 13 2019 ~10:12 PM EXTRICATION CRASH AT RAND RD AND QUENTIN RD KILDEER • Lake Zurich Fire Rescue • Extrication Crash • Rand Rd and Quentin Rd Kildeer, IL • Extrication crash. Barrington and Palatine ambulances mutual aid. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~9:10 PM ONE DEAD AFTER 3 SHOT ON BLOCK ON INDIANA AVE BETWEEN 36TH PL AND 37TH ST, CHICAGO • Chicago Fire Department • Person Shot/GSW • Indiana Ave and 37th St Chicago, IL • Report of three people shot on the block in a residential neighborhood of mostly apartments on Indiana Ave north of 37th St. Female, age 22, shot; female, age 19, shot; and male, age 22, shot in the head and dead at the scene. A19 transporting Code Green patient to Mercy Hospital and A1 transporting Code Red patient to Level I Trauma Center UIC. DOA body removal to Cook County Medical Examiner. Bronzeville neighborhood. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~8:06 PM SEMI-TRAILER TRUCK CRASH WITH A FUEL LEAK INBOUND DAN RYAN EXPRESSWAY AND GARFIELD BLVD, CHICAGO • Chicago Fire Department • Crash with Fuel Leak/LEVEL I HAZMAT • Inbound Dan Ryan Expressway and Garfield Blvd Chicago, IL • Report of a crash with a fuel leak from the saddle tanks of a 53′ semi-trailer truck. Two patients transported by EMS — a third patient being evaluated by EMS. Inbound Dan Ryan backed up to 63rd St by 8:11 p.m.


FRI SEP 13 2019 ~7:36 PM ROLLOVER CRASH WITH INJURIES AT PLUM GROVE AND PROGRESS PKWY SCHAUMBURG • Schaumburg Fire Department • Rollover Crash/Personal Injury Crash • Plum Grove and Progress Pkwy Schaumburg, IL • Report of a rollover crash with injuries. Report of a vehicle on its roof with a person still inside the vehicle. Second ambulance requested by 7:50 p.m. Westbound Algonquin Road backed up. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~7:34 PM SCHOOL FIRE AT EXCEL ACADEMY OF SOUTHWEST ON S WASHTENAW AVE AT 71ST, CHICAGO • Chicago Fire Department • School Fire/Working Fire/Still and Box Alarm • 7054 S Washtenaw Ave Chicago, IL • Report of a fire in a school. BC20 on arrival reports smoke showing from the first floor. Fire contained to one room in the northwest corner of the school. Fire under control by 7:46 p.m. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~7:30 PM TWO ADULT MALES SHOT AT MOZART ST AND 42ND ST CHICAGO • Chicago Fire Department • Person Shot/GSW • Mozart St and 42nd St Chicago, IL • Report of two male young adults shot in a residential neighborhood. Male age 21 and male age 20 — both transported to Mt Sinai. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~7:33 PM FIRE IN A TIRE SHOP AT HAMLIN AVE AND OHIO ST CHICAGO • Chicago Fire Department • Commercial Building Fire/Working Fire • Hamlin Ave and Ohio St Chicago, IL • Report of a tire shop on fire. Two lines on the fire, ladders on Side A and Side B. Westside Tires & Brakes is on the northeast corner. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~7:10 PM APARTMENT FIRE ON RUBY ST NEAR EDEN RD SCHILLER PARK • Schiller Park Fire Department • Working Fire • Ruby St and Eden Rd Schiller Park, IL • Report of an apartment fire. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~4:03 PM FIRE AT THE PAVILION APARTMENT BUILDING ON EAST RIVER RD NEAR BRYN MAWR AVE CHICAGO • CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT • High-Rise Fire/STILL AND BOX/EMS Plan 1 • 5421 North East River Rd CHICAGO, IL • Report of a fire in a high-rise. Call upgraded to a Still and Box/EMS Plan 1 at 4:05 p.m. Report of smoke on the 14th floor. Fire possibly in a trash chute. BC11 reports a 15-story residential high-rise, 300×100 with smoke conditions. Ventilating and checking conditions floor-by-floor by 4:24 p.m. No complaints from any residents. Still and Box struck out on orders of 2-2-2 at 4:26 p.m. EMS Plan 1 held in place as a precaution. EMS Plan 1 secured by 4:38 p.m. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~3:25 PM METRA TRAIN CRASH WITH SEMI-TRAILER TRUCK NEAR 2543 WEST COLUMBUS AVE, CHICAGO • Chicago Fire Department • Train vs Semi-Trailer Truck Crash/Personal Injury Crash • 2543 West Columbus Chicago, IL • Report of a crash with injuries involving a Metra train and a semi-trailer truck initially dispatched as 75th St and Columbus. E101 arrives on scene but doesn’t see anything. Companies have to come from the west. BC20 reports the incident is west of the tracks — units coming in from Southwest Highway. Passengers are being removed from the Metra train. There may be some minor injuries. The truck driver was not in the truck when it was hit by the train. EMS Staging at Southwest Highway and California — some passengers complaining they’re not feeling well. All Thirty-two passengers removed from the train by about 3:42 p.m. Thiry-one medical refusals; one undecided. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~2:45 PM ROLLOVER CRASH WITH INJURIES AT ROUTE 31 AND BONCOSKY RD ELGIN • West Dundee Fire Department • Rollover Crash/Vehicle Fire/Personal Injury Crash • Route 31 and Boncosky Rd Elgin, IL • Report of a rollover crash with injuries with a possible fire. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~11:37 AM FATAL VEHICLE VS PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN PARKING LOT ON WAUKEGAN RD NEAR DEERFIELD RD, DEERFIELD • Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD • » Person Hit by a Vehicle/Fatal hit-and-run vehicle vs pedestrian • 813 Waukegan Rd Deerfield, IL • Report of a woman hit by a vehicle in a parking lot near Deerfields Bakery. Traumatic cardiac arrest at scene. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~10:20 AM GAS LEAK INVOLVING LARGE GAS MAIN AT ROAD CONSTRUCTION SITE ON GOLF RD NEAR 5TH AVE AND 6TH AVE, DES PLAINES • Des Plaines Fire Department • Gas Leak at Construction Site • Golf Rd and 5th Ave Des Plaines, IL • Report of a gas leak in an area of road construction near Golf Rd and 6th Ave – 5th Ave. TL61 on arrival reports a large line was hit as they can hear the gas line venting gas; calling for police for traffic control. Nicor on scene by 10:27 a.m. Traffic stopped between Golf Rd and 6th Ave and Golf Rd and Rand Rd. Westbound Golf Rd immediately opened at Rand Rd. WIND SW 10 MPH at 10:24 a.m. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~9:30 AM TRUCK CRASH WITH INJURIES AND FUEL LEAK AT GREENLEAF AVE AND BUSSE RD ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL ELK GROVE VILLAGE • Elk Grove Village Fire Department • Personal Injury Crash • Greenleaf Ave and Busse Rd Elk Grove Village, IL Elk Grove Village, IL • Report of a crash with injuries involving a pickup truck and a semi-trailer truck. Fuel leak near a sewer opening. Protection of waterway initiated and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago notified. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~8:46 AM CRASH WITH INJURIES AT HICKS RD AND DUNDEE RD PALATINE, IL PALATINE • Palatine Fire Department • Personal Injury Crash • Hicks Rd and Dundee Rd Palatine, IL Palatine, IL • Report of a crash with injuries. Minor crash with apparent minor injuries. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~7:10 AM SMALL FIRE IN BIG BOWL STORAGE ROOM ON HIGGINS RD, SCHAUMBURG • Schaumburg Fire Department • Storage Room Fire/Code 3 • 1950 East Higgins Rd Schaumburg, IL • Report of an activated fire alarm at Big Bowl, firefighters on arrival report smoke inside, upgrade to a Code 3 at 7:12 AM. BC5 reports items in storage room caught fire and were extinguished by a pump can. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~5:25 AM GAS ODOR INVESTIGATION ON CHESTNUT AVE NEAR CAMPBELL ST, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS • Arlington Heights Fire Department • Gas Odor Investigation/Stove Left On • 1 N Chestnut Ave Arlington Heights, IL Arlington Heights, IL • Report of a gas odor in the lobby of the multi-story apartment/condo building. Firefighters entered a unit and shut off gas that was left turned on in an apartment. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~2:44 AM SHED FIRE BEHIND HOUSE ON SUMMIT DR NEAR WISE RD SCHAUMBURG • Schaumburg Fire Department • Shed Fire • Summit Dr and Niagara Ave Schaumburg, IL • Report of a shed fire about 300 feet from the nearest structure behind a house on Summit Dr near Niagara Ave and near Wise Rd. E53 leading out. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 ~2:05 AM HOUSE FIRE ON PORTER ST NEAR JEFFERSON AVE ELGIN • Elgin Fire Department • HOUSE FIRE/Working Fire • Porter St and Jefferson Ave Elgin, IL • Report of a house fire caused by a lightning strike on Porter St near Jefferson Ave. Initially no injuries reported; house unoccupied during rehab construction. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI SEP 13 2019 12AM to 7AM — Numerous calls for activated fire alarms from active lightning in thunderstorms affected multiple fire departments. Some momentary surges and power interruptions, and several power outages affecting less than 100-200 Comed customers at each outage.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.



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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 “CARDINAL EMERGENCIES 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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