Wednesday, May 15, 2013
More than a dozen firefighters were on scene as they put out a two story fire near the intersection of Church Street and Crawford Avenue on Wednesday around 4:45 p.m.
Johnson Shino walked into Anuyu Hair Studio, 4015 Church St., expecting to get a haircut. Instead, he saw a lot of smoke and a whole lot of firefighters. "There was no 'boom,'" Shino said making a gesture with his hands. "Only smoke. It was very quiet" At about 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, smoke from a first floor business caused an entire building to be shutdown and evacuated. Windows of a second floor apartment unit were busted out and the smell of smoke was faint in the air. An office next to the hair salon showcased wet carpet from the water used to put out the blaze above. There were at least four firetrucks on scene. A Skokie Fire Department official said there were no serious injuries. He also added that no one was transported to the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Fred Davis, 65, died at the hospital from injuries suffered in a fire that broke out at 1937 Hartrey Ave. in neighboring Evanston on Wednesday night. No one else was inside the house, fire officials said.
Update, 1:30 pm Thursday: Fred Davis, 65, died after a fire broke out at his home at 1937 Hartrey Ave. in Evanston last night, according to Division Chief Dwight Hohl. Davis was a retired city sanitation worker, according to neighbor Kelly Young. He also volunteered for years delivering food from the pantry at nearby Friendship Baptist Church to several food pantries in the area, Young said. "He was a nice person," she said. "He'd help you if he could." Original story: One man died after a fire broke out in a northwest Evanston home, authorities say. The blaze appeared to have started on the first floor of the two-story home at 1937 Hartrey Ave. around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Division Chief Dwight Hohl. One man in his sixties …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Check out these user submitted pictures of NBC's "Chicago Fire" shooting in Skokie on Thursday, Feb. 28.
NBC's new TV series "Chicago Fire" was filming at Haben Funeral Home in downtown Skokie on Thursday. The above photos are from Skokie resident Greg Singer. Haben Funeral Home also submitted several of the pictures. If you snagged some pictures of yesterday's shooting email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Read our previous story here. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Fire and police officials responded to a fire at the Cook County Senior Center in Skokie on Monday. According to authorities, about 50 seniors were taken to the Weber Center Gymnasium to stay warm as firefighters put out the blaze.
More than 50 senior citizens were transported to the Weber Center, 9300 Weber Park Place, after a fire broke out at the Armond King Senior Building, 9238 Gross Point Road, on Monday afternoon. "There was a fire on the sixth floor unit and the occupant was home," said Skokie Fire Chief Ralph Czerwinski . "The woman in inhaled some smoke and was transported to St. Francis Hospital per her request for treatment. Excluding her, there were no other injuries." The fire chief went on to say that the woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is not in serious condition. While officials are investigating the cause of the fire, Czerwinski said "we believe it might have been accidental at this time." A joint effort - As firefighters put …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
ABC reports that two fires broke out between the 8200 and 8500 blocks of Keeler Avenue Friday.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
This week's Patch Portraits also features New Trier's senior class president and Des Plaines' theatre renovator.
This week's Patch Portraits also highlight one woman's hopes of a renovated Des Plaines Theatre and New Trier's senior class president discusses life outside the bubble. Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Globerger has seen a lot of changes since he started with the department in 1987. “When I started we were still riding on the tail board of the rear of the engine, hanging on,” Globerger told Patch. While he’s fought his fair share of fires as he worked his way up the ranks, these days, Globerger said his responsibilities are mainly administrative. He became fire chief five years ago and today, assists on large or unusual calls. Glenview’s five firehouses serve approximately 68,000 people. Beyond the 45,000 in the village itself, the department …