Why We Search:Chicago, Two Fires With Rescues

Squatters rescued from one fire, tenants from a second.

From Bill Carey’s Backstepfirefighter.com web site January 2, 2011, a must read and link to….

On Friday, 31 December, Chicago firefighters rescued two squatters during the still-and-box alarm at 4322 West Jackson Boulevard. Firefighters found the two on the second floor of the vacant building and removed them without incurring any injuries.

“2 Rescued from Fire in West Side Building”, WLS-TV
“Squatters Rescued from Fire in West Side Building”, MyFoxChicago

(WLS-TV image)

On Saturday, 1 January, firefighters responded to 4315 West 25th Place where the rescue of a mother and daughter were done. Three firefighters were among the six persons injured during this fire in a multiple-dwelling. One firefighter suffered a cut to his face; another a leg injury during a stairway collapse; and the third from fatigue.

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“Fire Injures Six on SW Side”, WLS-TV
“Mom, Daughter Rescued from Apartment Fire”, MyFoxChicago
“Mother, Child Rescued in Blaze that Injured Three Firefighters”, Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times Gallery: Little Village Fire

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