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Lake Zurich, IL – Town home fire caused by gas grill is kept from spreading by sprinkler system

A Lake Zurich family is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross after a fire damaged part of their two-story townhome Sunday.  The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to the blaze at around 6:47 p.m. on Sunday. The building’s sprinkler system activated and aided fire units, keeping the flames from spreading further, according to a news release. Continue Reading »

Evanston, IL – Sprinkler system holds factory fire in check; All workers evacuated safely

Fire struck an optical components factory at 1916 Greenleaf St. in Evanston last Friday afternoon.  The fire was first reported about 2:15 p.m. and Evanston fire crews had managed to bring it under control in less than half an hour.  All the workers in the building managed to get out safely on their own. Continue Reading »

Evanston, IL – Sprinklers keeps fire at Subway restaurant from spreading; Firefighters extinguish blaze

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a restaurant at an Evanston strip mall Saturday afternoon, preventing injuries and preserving the building with the help of a functioning sprinkler system, according to the Evanston Fire Department. Fire crews were called shortly after 1 p.m.Continue Reading »

Mount Prospect, IL – Garbage fire contained by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

A garbage fire erupted during the late evening hours of Tuesday, May 1 on Mount Prospect’s south side, which fire officials believe was related to dry weather conditions.

According to Fire Chief Brian Lambel, crews around 10:30 p.m. responded to an active fire alarm at the Republic garbage transfer station, 1701 Kenneth Dr., where they observed heavy fire and smoke coming from the one-story facility.Continue Reading »

Clinton, IL – Sprinkler system prevents kitchen fire from spreading at high school; No injuries reported

The Clinton Fire Department responded to a fire alarm that was set off at Clinton Junior High School on Monday night.

Fire officials were called to the scene just after 9 p.m. on Monday night.

When fire crews arrived, they found smoke and a small fire in the kitchen.Continue Reading »

Orland Park, IL – Fire at Old Navy store contained by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Fire crews fought back a blaze at the Old Navy store inside the Orland Park Place shopping center late Sunday afternoon. The fire caused significant fire and smoke damage to the store. There were no injuries reported.

The Orland Fire Protection District answered a call around 5:30 p.m.Continue Reading »