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Fire along Wicker Park's Milwaukee Avenue drew a lot of CFD equipment Sunday

Date: 
07/02/2017
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Two hook and ladders and two squad trucks [equivalent to police SWAT vans] along with other trucks, vehicles and an ambulance from the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) rolled up on the

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California and Division crash injures eight

Date: 
03/19/2016
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Two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Division and California in Humboldt Park, Sat. at approximately 5:34 p.m. according to the Chicago Fire Department. 

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Large fire at General Iron at Marcey and Cortland is hazmat situation

Date: 
12/06/2015
FlamesGenIron

Plumes of black smoke rose from flames in large fire at General Iron scrap yard at Marcey and Cortland, where a hazmat level 1 fire is expected to burn for hours,

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Fire in new construction on Winnebago testament to City Code

Date: 
10/18/2015
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Flames gutted a 3-story unit under construction at 1748 W. Winnebago in the middle of a multi building project during the early hours of Sunday.

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Fire at Regal Cinemas City North Stadium Friday night

Date: 
12/27/2014
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A fire at the Regal Cinemas City North Stadium 14 movie theater, late Friday night, caused an evacuation of movie goers as multiple Chicago Fire Department vehicles swarmed the area around 10 p.m.

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Ice-bucket Challenge: Chicago Police 14th District and Chicago Fire Engine 43 meet the challenges for charity

Date: 
08/15/2014
MassDowse

In a 24-hour ice-bucket challenge, on behalf of the ALS Association, from the New York Police Department's 109th Precinct in Flushing, NY, Chicago Police Department's (CPD) 14th District (Shakespeare Station), 2150 N. California, met the challenge and in turn challenged their neighbors at Chicago Fire Department (CFD) Station 43, 2179 N Stave St., Engine #43.

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Minor accident leads to fatal accident east of Noble and Division

Date: 
04/24/2014
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A 6:31 a.m. call on Thurs., Apr. 24, to the Chicago Fire Department was for a pin-in incident at Division and Noble Streets. Engine 30 from Haddon and Ashland responded. 

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Fire on Fullerton near Western in Bucktown

Date: 
02/19/2014
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A small fire in the first floor rear of a 3-flat in Bucktown at 2321 W. Fullerton

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Heating Equipment: Leading cause of fatal home fires

Date: 
01/13/2014
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Nearly half of all home heating related fires occur between the months of December and February, according to the National Fire Safety Association. Fire places, space heaters and chimneys caused 67 home fires in Illinois last year.

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Illinois Fire Marshall withdraws proposed sprinkler rule

Date: 
08/04/2013
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A proposed rule by Illinois Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis regarding residential sprinkler system was withdrawn Fri, Aug. 2.

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Neighbors and Engine 43 save building from damage in Bucktown

Date: 
06/11/2013
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Flames were licking their way from under the lid of a dumpster and eventually along the backwall of a Western Ave. building just north of Belden Ave. in Bucktown, Monday evening after 8:30 p.m., when a neighbor stopped and called 911. 

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Elevator reportedly trapped a rider on North Avenue in Wicker Park

Date: 
02/16/2013
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The Chicago Fire Department was called to 1641 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park, Sat., Feb. 16, between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. A person or persons unknown were trapped in the elevator.

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Four rescued from Humboldt Park fire on North Avenue

Date: 
12/02/2012
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Four were rescued from an 8 a.m. fire in the 2600 west block of North Ave. Nov. 30, according to Larry Langford, Chicago Fire Department's Director of Media Affairs and Communications.

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Fire in Wicker Park on Division St. sends one to hospital

Date: 
11/14/2012
AllianceFire

One adult was transported to Stroger Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department as a result of a small fire at 1736 W. Division St. in Wicker Park.

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5-11 alarm fire source of pungent outdoor odor

Date: 
09/30/2012
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Chicago Fire Department battles massive fire

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Open fire hydrants may feel and look cool but are dangerous

Date: 
06/19/2012
OpnHydrantWhile the feather-like spray of water glistening in the light cool and the water feels cool as the temperatures climb into the 90s with high humidity, open fire hydrants are dangerous.
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Wicker Park home on Potomac engulfed in flames

Date: 
12/12/2011
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"Down the street, It looked like there was a blizzard and there was the smell of smoke. I started running toward my house.

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Cyclist versus car in Wicker Park

Date: 
07/15/2011
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At approximately 2 p.m. on July 14, south of North Ave. in the northbound lane of Damen Ave., a cyclist was injured as a result of an encounter with an auto. Taken to St.

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Roof fire on Webster in Bucktown

Date: 
03/17/2011
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At approximately noon on Thursday, Mar. 17, fire equipment and police cars headed to the 1800 block on  W. Webster.

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