Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Can you help this Libertyville family?
A Libertyville family is searching for a home to rent following a fire that left their home uninhabitable. Sue Carey, co-owner at Century 21 Kreuser & Seiler, shared this message with Libertyville Patch: CAN YOU HELP? A Libertyville family experienced a fire this past weekend leaving their home uninhabitable. This couple and their three elementary-aged children are needing to rent a four-bedroom home for at least six months, with the option to extend month-to-month until the repairs are completed. Can be furnished or unfurnished. If you know of a property that would meet their needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to share some encouraging words for the family? Share your messages in the comment section.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Grayslake Fire Department responded to a small, unintentional fire that started after the vigil for Joey Frase on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 22.
An unattended candle from Tuesday night's vigil for Joey Frase at Campbell Airport resulted in a small brush fire. Battalion Chief Jon Cokefair told Patch the Grayslake Fire Department responded to the scene with an engine at about 6:43 p.m. The fire was reported by someone at the airport. "It was an unintentional fire caused by an unattended candle." Cokefair said the incident was minor and did not affect a large area. "We extinguished it with a hose line in about a half hour." The vigil held for Grayslake's Joey Frase, whose body was found near the airport Tuesday morning after he had been reported missing Sunday, Jan. 20, began at 6 p.m. and included dozens of family and friends. Cokefair said no one from the vigil was on site at the …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Smoke can be seen from surrounding areas .
A box alarm was pulled this afternoon for a fire inside of Barrington's Cuba Marsh. Fire Department officials say it started around 1:15 p.m. According to bystanders, fires have popped up in several locations inside of the Lake Forest Preserve area. As of 3:30 p.m., police have closed Citizens Park, which is adjacent to Cuba Marsh. "The smell is horrible. The wind has changed and ash is flying everywhere," a witness said near Citizens Park. The Canadian National Railway's tracks run through Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve. Media spokesman Patrick Waldron said their trains are not affected by the blaze and have continued running as scheduled. At this time, it's unclear what started the fires. Fire officials are still on the scene. …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A barn on a heavily wooded lot caught fire Turesday night in Grayslake.
A structural fire in Grayslake May 22 generated such extensive smoke that a portion of Route 83 was closed down for a few hours. Grayslake Fire Department Battalion Chief Joris Lillge said that the location of the burning pole barn made it more difficult to battle. "Our crews had difficulty getting access to the barn because it was in the rear of the wooded property," Lillge said. He said the call came in at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday night with reports of heavy smoke and burning near Route 83 and Ivanhoe Road in Grayslake. "Due to the lack of access, we used MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) to get assistance from other departments," Lillge said. The Grayslake Fire Department was assisted by personnel from Gurnee, Round Lake, Antioch and Fox …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Firefighters responded to an explosion at Arens Controls, 3602 N. Kennicott Ave., in Arlington Heights.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A machine exploded inside an Arlington Heights manufacturing company in the 3600 block of North Kennicott Avenue Tuesday morning May 22, killing one person and injuring 10 others, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. At about 9 a.m. firefighters responded to a call of an explosion at Arens Controls, a company that manufactures and tests electrical parts. According to CBS Chicago, the explosion occured in the back of the building and early reports show it may have caused by a bad chemical reaction. “There is no health risk and everything is secure,” said Andrew Whowell Arlington Heights Police Department commander. Whowell said the department is out at the scene with fire officials conducting an investigation. The building was …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A Grayslake house fire on Wednesday caused significant damages but no injuries. The fire was reported by neighbors and a local postman.
Firefighters battled flames out of the rear of a home Wednesday, which caused significant damage to the home, according to fire officials. "The home in the 200 block of Harvey Avenue received heavy fire damage to the rear of the home," said Grayslake Dept. Fire Chief Greg Formica. "When firefiighters arrived, there was heavy fire coming from out of the back of the home." He said the homeowner of the single-story, single family house was not home at the time of the fire at 11:40 a.m. Sept. 14, and no injures were reported. "The fire started outside on the deck and spread to the interior of the home," Formica said. "There were significant damages to the home." Both the cause of the fire and the extent of the damages is currently unknown, he …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Rescue crews are working hard to help residents after this morning's storms.
Grayslake fire and police officials are out dealing with the aftermath of the brief but powerful storm this morning. Grayslake Fire Department Chief John Christian said his crews are out assessing and surveying the damage, and helping residents in need. "We're still trying to get through all the calls we've gotten this morning," Christian said. "We probably received 60 to 70 calls." During the height of the storm, Monday morning between about 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., power lines were downed, tree limbs snapped and roadways blocked. The National Weather Service predicts more severe storms could happen throughout the day as temperatures and humidity remain high. According to the NWS: heat index values will be as high as 99. The west wind …
Friday, May 20, 2011
A roundup of the top stories for the week of May 15.
Here are the top stories for Patch sites in your area this week: Firefighters Respond to Wheeling House Fire Accused Arsonist Released on Bond Crystal Lake Woman Sentenced for Robbing Cary Bank Haley Eliminated on American Idol Church Plans 61st Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 5, 2011
A small fire on the roof created heavy smoke along Route 83 Friday night.
The Grayslake Fire Department responded to a fire at Jack's Pizzeria & Burgers around 8 p.m. Friday night. The fire in the roofing materials caused heavy smoke, but no injuries were reported, said Grayslake Deputy Fire Chief Greg Formica. "There were initial reports of someone being trapped in the back of the restaurant," Formica said Saturday. "That turned out not to be true. Everyone got out of the restaurant OK." Formica said they believe the fire was caused by the decorative neon lighting on the outside of the restaurant, near the roof. "One of the transformers for the lights overheated and sparked the fire," Formica said. The fire affected an approximately five foot square area of the roof, he said. All of the damage was to the …
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Dog hailed as a hero and media darling after alerting his owner to a house fire.
The three-legged beagle Mr. B has been seen on TV and now has his own Facebook page. Stardom came quickly for the canine after word spread throughout Grayslake and then Chicago that Mr. B saved his owner, Troy Whalen, from a fire. Whalen was working at home in a second floor office when Mr. B came up and barked and whined and acted crazy enough to bring his owner downstairs. There, a fire was quickly spreading throughout the home. Mr. B was a better smoke detector than the smoke detectors. Whalen called 911, grabbed the dog who at that point was hiding in a closet and both got out safely. The house and a car in the garage were a total loss. But Mr. B was hailed as a hero. "It's a little surreal," said Whalen of his superstar pet. "People …