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At Least 5 People Affected by a ‘Vapor Leak’ at Lieberman Management on Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedics responded to an odor of ‘natural gas’ at 355 West Dundee Road about 10:10 a.m. Friday. About 10:35 a.m. firefighter/paramedics realized they had a vapor leak that made a person sick. By […]

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Firefighters Save Pleasant Run Condo Building in Extra Alarm Fire in Wheeling

Video of extra-alarm fire at Pleasant Run condominiums in Wheeling Friday afternoon. Wheeling Fire Department fought an extra alarm fire that was reported about 1:10 p.m. Friday at a Pleasant Run Condominium unit, 1101 Pleasant Run in Wheeling. Firefighters received a report that a person was trapped in a townhouse condo unit and quickly called an […] […]

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Homewood House Fire with Report of Person Trapped: Homeowner Killed, 1 of 2 Injured Firefighters Dies

2 Homewood Firefighters Critically Injured, Firefighter Brian Carey Pronounced Dead at 10:03 p.m.
Homewood Fire Department responded about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday to a fully involved house fire at 17622 Lincoln in Homewood. There was report upon arrival of firefighters that a person was trapped inside the house. A husband and wife were living in the home, but […] […]

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Homeowner Warns Bartlett Firefighters: Uh, The Garage Is On Fire and There’s Ammo Exploding Inside

Bartlett Fire Protection District responded about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to an attached garage fire that extended to a two story home at 29W171 Hill Court. Early in the fire, exploding rounds of ammunition were heard as ammo that was stored in the garage became heated from the fire and detonated. The detonations sounded like gunfire. A mutual aid extra alarm box […] […]