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Tag Archive | "Waukegan Fire Department"

911 Calls Reporting Explosion When AB Specialty Silicones Chemical Plant Exploded in Waukegan Released

The calls reporting the huge explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan were released May 17, 2019. Initially dispatchers weren’t sure exactly where the explosion that had occurred at AB Specialty Silicones was located because many people couldn’t place the location of the explosive noise. Some thought a car crashed on their street, and one […]

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Identity Released of Final Missing Man Killed in Explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan

The identity was released of the fourth victim — the last of three victims recovered in the ruins of the AB Specialty Silicones factory explosion — on Wednesday May 8, 2019 in a statement by the Lake County Coroner’s Office. One man died after he was able to evacuate the building and after surviving for […]

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Final Missing Victim Found in Ruins of AB Specialty Silicones Building at Sunset Ave and Northwestern Ave in Waukegan

The Lake County Coroner on Wednesday May 8, 2019 said the remains of the final missing victim of the AB Specialty Silicones explosion on Friday May 3, 2019 at about 9:30 p.m. were found under the ruins late Tuesday night. Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper initially only identified the victim as a male. The […]

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Identities of Three Victims of AB Specialty Silicones Fatal Explosion in Waukegan Now Released As Search for Last Missing Man Continues

Identities of three victims from the AB Specialty Silicones explosion that occurred Friday May 3, 2019 about 9:30 p.m. have now been released by Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. One man is still missing in the ruins of the chemical factory, and the search for his body is continuing. A press conference was held […]

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Second Body of Three Missing Employees Found at Explosion Scene at AB Specialty Silicones

About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the search team located a body in a heavily damaged part of the building. It took crews over two hours to remove the victim. The body of a second person of three missing employees was found by firefighters in the ruins of a silicone chemical factory that exploded Friday May 4, […]

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Victim Rescued in Waukegan Last Night Dies in Burn Unit; Search For Two Missing Employees Resumes at Site of Waukegan Chemical Plant Explosion

Byron Biehn, a shift supervisor, and Daniel Nicklas, a lab technician, were still missing after the explosion at AB Specialty Silicones Friday night. Workers at AB Specialty Silicones said Saturday that fellow employee Allen Stevens passed away Saturday afternoon May 4, 2019 after he was caught in the explosion Friday night about 9:30 p.m. Allen […]

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1 Found Dead, 2 Missing After AB Specialty Silicones Explosion at 3790 Sunset Avenue, Waukegan

Saturday morning after 9:50 a.m., May 4, 2019 Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi confirmed search and recovery crews recovered one body after a large explosion in Waukegan in Lake County Friday night. The loud explosion, heard and felt for miles, destroyed the building of AB Specialty Silicones, 3790 Sunset Avenue. Apparently six people were met […]

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Official Updates for Waukegan Explosion; WYZE Security Video Catches Explosion As It Happened

OFFICIAL UPDATE WITH 5 AM PRESS CONFERENCE AT SILICONE PLANT EXPLOSION SCENE IN WAUKEGAN In a press release last night by Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi, at least four people were hospitalized following a massive explosion at a Waukegan silicone plant near the Gurnee border Friday night. At a 5:00 a.m. press conference on Saturday […]

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Explosion and Fire at Commercial Building on Sunset Ave Near Northwestern Ave, Waukegan

Waukegan police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:38 PM Friday May 3, 2019 to a report of loud, earth-shaking explosion and fire at Sunset Avenue and Northwestern Avenue Waukegan, Il. The explosion was heard as far away as Round Lake, Wadsworth and Hawthorn Woods. A residential neighborhood of single-family homes is just northwest of the scene, […]

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Natural Gas Odor Reports at Lake County Building Prompts Short-Lived Evacuation As a Precaution

The Waukegan Fire Department firefighters responded about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019 to a report of an inside natural gas odor at the Lake County Building, 18 North County Street. The Lake County Building located near Cook Street and Washington Street was evacuated for a short time as a precaution. Shortly after arriving, firefighters […]

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One Safe, One Missing After Both People Were in a Channel in Rough Water Near Municipal Beach, Waukegan

Waukegan police, firefighter/paramedics responded just before 5:05 p.m. to a report of a person in the water in Lake Michigan near 200 Sea Horse Drive. At 5:05 p.m. firefighters, divers and side scan sonar technicians from neighboring communities responded to the report that a person fell into a channel near Municipal Beach, 200 Sea Horse […]

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FIRE LIVE & ARCHIVE: Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Wednesday, October 24 2018

WED OCT 24 2018 ~8:57 PM CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT 5 PEOPLE SHOT/EMS PLAN I 6246 S King Dr CHICAGO, IL CHICAGO, IL 5 people shot (age range 22-49) near the Green Line Station on King Drive. A55 transported one male, age 49, Code Red with 2 GSWs to UOC. A70 transported one male, age 43, […]

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