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Vacant Gas Station Fire with Hazardous Chemical Calcium Peroxide Stored On Site Injures 3 Firefighters on Northwest Highway Park Ridge

412 Park Ridge police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:08 p.m. Wednesday July 17, 2019 to a report of a fire in a vacant gas station near Northwest Highway and Oakton Street. Within a minute the […]

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Possible Pool Chemical Exposure with at Least 2 Victims at Pool House at Village Green Near Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire

146 Lincolnshire police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:26 PM Thursday May 23, 2019 to a report of two people unconscious and breathing from a possible chlorine or pool chemical exposure at a condominium pool house, […]

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Calm Conditions with Little Wind Thursday Morning May Have Exacerbated Ammonia Leak Effects in Beach Park

106 Beach Park officials notified anyone living within a one-mile radius of the spill to stay indoors, keep their doors and windows closed, and turn off any air conditioning or ventilation systems. That shelter-in-place order […]

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Liquid Runoff Into Creek Near Oak Knoll Rd and Old Hart Rd, Barrington Hills Brings Large Fire Department Hazmat Response

28 Barrington Hills police and Barrington-Countryside FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:37 PM Tuesday to a report of an unknown liquid in a creek near 237 Oak Knoll Road Barrington Hills, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received […]

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Freight Train Derailment with Hazmat Response at Route 41 and Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest — “No Hazard”

33 Lake Forest police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:10 AM Wednesday to a report of a train derailment at Route 41 and Deerpath Rd Lake Forest, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a […]

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Rosemont Police and Firefighters Investigating Possible Meth Lab at Hampton Inn & Suites on West Higgins Rd Near River Rd, Rosemont

735 Rosemont police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:30 PM Thursday to a report of a possible Meth Lab at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 9480 West Higgins Road Rosemont, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics were investigating […]

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Fire Notebook

Spill or No Spill? Grayslake Fire Department “HazMat” Response Shows Just How Suburban Fire Departments Can Underperform in Public Information Tasks

29 Thursday afternoon, April 24, 2014 in Grayslake: Citizens in Grayslake witnessed a second alarm MABAS Hazmat response. Numerous fire vehicles converged on a small dry cleaners building. HazMat technicians donned in protective suits entered […]