HOUSE FIRE ON SHIELDS AVE NEAR 55TH ST (GARFIELD BLVD) CHICAGO — EMS PLAN 1, STILL AND BOX
7:34 AM … Chicago firefighters and paramedics working at the scene of a house fire (1 1/2-story 25×50, ordinary construction) in the block of 5500 South Shields Avenue Chicago. E50 on the scene with a fire; T18 Side A. BC5 reports a fire with exposures to the north and an exposure to the south, but no communication of fire by 7:39 AM. First injured victim found at 7:47 AM. Three lines on the fire, and fire out at 7:47 AM. Three-ambulance response by 7:51 AM.
EMS Plan 1 called for victims at the fire by 8:02 AM on orders of 2-2-1. Still and Box Alarm on orders of 2-2-1 by 8:05 AM. Leading out to the first and second floor exposure building (2 1/2-story, 25×50 residential). Three greens, 1 yellow transported.
5545 Shields. Still and box with plan 1. Four transports non life threatening injuries. Two buildings going pic.twitter.com/N50n0CxKRD
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) January 3, 2021
GUNSHOT VICTIMS IN VOLO ON US 12 NEAR PLATINUM AUTO BODY AND NEARBY LOCATIONS
3:01 AM … Wauconda firefighters and paramedics worked at a shooting scene at Platinum Auto Body and Collision, 31223 North US 12 Volo. Initially a two-ambulance response with scene reported secure. First ambulance treating a gunshot victim at Platinum Auto Body by 3:07 AM. Second gunshot victim discovered by 3:09 AM — third ambulance assigned. Report of a victim with a possible gunshot wound to the head near the entrance to the Wauconda Police Department. A third victim was found in the southbound lanes of Route 12 — Fox Lake ambulance assigned as third ambulance. Mutual aid ambulances and an engine standing by in Wauconda fire station.
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HOUSE FIRE ON COLES AVE NEAR 82ND ST CHICAGO — STILL AND BOX ALARM
2:40 AM … Chicago firefighters and paramedics working at the scene of a house fire in the block of 8200 South Coles Avenue Chicago. E126 on arrival reports they have a fire. T49 SIDE A. BC23 reports a 1 1/2-story frame 20×100 with a fire on the first floor working its way up to the attic, aerial to the roof, 2 lines on the fire. Primary search on the first floor and basement negative by 2:54 AM. Fire confined to the first floor. Still and Box Alarm at 3:00 a.m. after fire extended to the attic, Crews went defensive and hit the fire with a deck gun. Two lines on Side and one line on Side B; fire blowing out the attic at 3:08 AM. Still and Box Alarm struck out on orders of 225; main body of fire extinguished. No injuries to report.
APARTMENT FIRE ON 68TH STREET NEAR PRAIRIE AVE CHICAGO — STILL AND BOX ALARM
2:35 AM … Chicago firefighters and paramedics working at the scene of a 3-story brick apartment building fire at 300 East 68th Street Chicago. Still and Box on report of a person trapped. BC19 reports a 3-story apartment building, 150×100 with smoke showing from the first floor. E47 with a line to Side A; T30 forcing entry to Side A. E47 has a second line going to Side C. Primary search on the first floor complete and negative by 2:43 AM. BC19 reports the main body of fire is out by 2:47 a.m. — secondary searches on floor 2 and 3 are complete and negative. Still and Box Alarm struck out on orders of BC19 by 2:49 a.m. No injuries to report.
CRASH WITH INJURIES AT DEMPSTER ST AND AUSTIN AVE MORTON GROVE
1:35 AM … Morton Grove firefighters and paramedics working at the scene of a crash with injuries Dempster St and Austin Avenue Morton Grove.
GUNSHOT WOUND ON BETTY DRIVE NEAR DUN LO DRIVE IN UNINCORPORATED ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
1:22 AM … Prospect Heights and Buffalo Grove firefighters and paramedics working at the scene treating an apparent accidental non-life-threatening gunshot wound victim in the block of 3200 North Betty Drive unincorporated Arlington Heights/Cook County.
CRASH WITH INJURIES AT JANDUS CUT OFF RD AND NORTHWEST HIGHWAY CARY
12:45 AM … Cary firefighters and paramedics working at the scene of a single-vehicle crash with injuries at Jandus Cut Off Road and Northwest Highway Cary.
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Officers on routine patrol in @ChicagoCAPS06 saw a large plume of smoke at 75th and Wabash. Our officers got out to investigate and saw a man atop a roof, calling for help with a fire burning inside.
With the help of CFD, the man was safely pulled from the roof. Great work. pic.twitter.com/IQ3oZWIpl1
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 3, 2021
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) January 3, 2021
A Bellwood woman is hospitalized after she was trapped inside a burning apartment and saved by firefighters Saturday night. The 61-year-old had to be rescued from the second story of her building. https://t.co/YhSLpIVvXH
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 3, 2021
A 16-year-old girl was critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday in Englewood on the South Side. https://t.co/j4BiaLHkCq
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) January 3, 2021
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