A three-story building in the process of being demolished was the scene of a 2-Alarm fire before dawn on Christmas Day in Waukegan, IL.
Fox Lake firefighters responded to the 35000 block of N. Hunt in Ingleside, IL around 11 pm on 12/10/20. First-in companies were faced with heavy fire, multiple rescues, and water issues. Command went to a box for tenders, and manpower.
Tragically, 2 young girls perished in the fire, and 4 adults were transported to area hospitals in serious to critical condition. A GO Fund Me site has been set up to help. Evans Family Fire Fundraiser, if you want to give to a good cause, and help in this Holiday Season, Jeff R.
11/18/2020 – Beach Park, IL
A homeowner was burning leaves when they blew onto the deck and up against the vinyl sided house. First arriving companies found heavy fire to the exterior of the home communicating inside, and into a detached garage. Command upgraded to the working still, and then to a Box Alarm. Crews were unable to make a safe interior attack. Two dogs reported inside the home, got out safely.
10/30/2020: Zion (IL) firefighters responded to a reported basement fire, with the caller still inside the house looking for her dog. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing, and the caller outside the home, with no dog. Command ungraded to the working still, and then to Box 18-1 to the first alarm. Then dog was reunited with its owners. Fire extended into the attic, and eventually through the roof. Jeff Rudolph
Kenosha firefighters responded to a dumpster fire at 30th Avenue & Roosevelt Road on Tuesday night during the third night of civil unrest.
Firefighters extinguished the fire before it could spread to the Pizza Hut and a nearby house.
More on the civil disturbances in Kenosha
08/24/20 – Night two of protests in Kenosha,WI led to several business looted and set ablaze. The largest were several storefronts along 22nd ave. Kenosha activated a MABAS response to the 5th alarm bringing in several Illinois departments. Most sat in the staging area much of the night, but crews from Zion, Newport, Gurnee, and several others were put to work. Jeff Rudolph
02/05/18 – 4335 94th st. Pleasant Prairie, WI – 4th alarm
Several Illinois departments responded into Kenosha County, WI to assist Pleasant Prairie with a fire in a large home . Newport, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Beach Park, Waukegan, Antioch, and Gurnee responded to the scene. Several others filled in at their stations. – Jeff Rudolph