A Chicago firefighter is doing OK after he fell through a staircase Wednesday evening while battling a fire in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The fire occurred in the 6900-block of South Paulina Street shortly before 6 p.m. A mayday was initially called, but the firefighter was found.
The firefighter was backing out as the stairway collapsed. He went "down but was able to slow fall and climb out," according to a Chicago Fire Department tweet.
The firefighter was not transported to the hospital.
No injuries were reported from the fire.
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Oregon has brought a new fire chief on board, and he brings 30 years of experience and a firefighter’s bloodline with him.
Mike Knoup was appointed Fire Chief on Sept. 30, taking the place of former chief Al Green, who resigned.
Knoup is not lacking for experience; he has around 30 years experience as a firefighter, EMT, and paramedic.
He’s served several communities besides Oregon, including Pecatonica, German Township, and Springfield, Ohio.
He first wound up in Oregon through his employment with ATS Medical Services in Loves Park, and has become very familiar with the department over his three years serving as EMT and firefighter.
A dog was killed in a west suburban house fire that also injured a Geneva firefighter Wednesday afternoon.
The homeowner called for help just before 2 p.m. after coming home to find the blaze in the 700 block of Redwing Drive, according to the Geneva Fire Department. No people were inside.
Thick, dark smoke billowed from the two-story house as flames shot out the back of it, fire officials said. The fire was under control by 2:36 p.m.
A firefighter suffered a minor injury at the scene. The family’s dog was found dead.
Crews responded to a 2-alarm fire about 12:30 Thursday morning, in the 600-block of West Eldorado.
It took more than two dozen firefighters about 90-minutes to extinguish the fire. The location is a commercial warehouse containing vehicles.
Three dogs were successfully rescued from the facility. Damage is estimated at $500,000.
The cause is under investigation.
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