Three people, including two firefighters, were injured in a house fire Sunday morning in south suburban Hazel Crest.
Fire crews responded about 9:15 a.m. to the blaze in the 17700 block of Stonebridge Drive, according to Hazel Crest Deputy Fire Chief Samuel Hunter.
A mayday call was sent out when two injured firefighters made it out of the home and collapsed, Hunter said. A resident also had to be pulled from the burning home after suffering smoke inhalation.
They were all taken to South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest for treatment, Hunter said. Their conditions weren't immediately known.
The fire appears to have started in the home's basement, Hunter said.
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Firefighters in Buncombe held a fundraiser to support fire chief; Sue Davis.
Fire Chief- Sue Davis of Buncombe died back in February after a battle with cancer.
Saturday her department honored her by hosting the 7th Annual Charity Car show and donating the proceeds to the Davis family.
Davis's sons say; she was very much involved with the car show before her passing.
Tommy Davis, "My mom Sue Davis, she loved this car show, she was the one who performed the car show."
"Her favorite car on the lot is a red Mustang," David adds.
The owner of this red mustang, Leigh Elsey says, her husband built and designed the car in her father's memory. He was a fire chief in Kentucky. After hearing of Sue's passing, she knew she had to bring the Mustang back to Buncombe.
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At least two people were injured when two buildings caught fire Saturday evening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
Firefighters responded about 8:45 p.m. to a still and box alarm with reports of people trapped inside the buildings in the 5000 block of South Ada, according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs. The fire was put out about 9:20 p.m. It was believed that everyone escaped the buildings, but searches were ongoing, officials said.
One person was taken about 9:15 p.m. to Stroger Hospital where their condition was stabilized. Another person was taken about 9:20 to Stroger Hospital to be treated for injuries, officials said.
One of the buildings only sustained damage to the exterior.
A house fire in the 14200 block of North Edgewater Drive burned Sunday afternoon after a car backfired in an attached garage, according to the Chillicothe fire chief.
The fire was called in at 2:50 p.m., and when firefighters arrived about five minutes later, the house at 14219 N. Edgewater Drive was engulfed in flames, Chillicothe Fire Chief Jim Benisch said. All four occupants were out of the house when they arrived.
A girl who lives in the neighborhood described the heavy smoke that poured out of the house as “darker than black, if that’s even possible.” The smoke was visible from Peoria Heights at 3 p.m.
Two people were transported to a local hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Benisch said.
The house where the fire started was burned down and Benisch said it was a total loss. One unattached garage north of that house had heat damage and a large garage on the South side was also a total loss, he said.
Emergency crews responded to a residential building in the 2200-block of West Rice Street. Fire officials said it started on the building's back porches and then spread inside through a small attic.
Officials have not commented on the circumstances of the fire, nor have they said whether any injuries have been reported.
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