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Police officer saves woman’s life, firefighters rescue dogs from fire at apartment in Winthrop Harbor

A police officer saved the life of a woman trapped and firefighters rescued two dogs after a fire started in an apartment building in Winthrop Harbor Saturday morning. The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responded around 6:40 a.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Park Avenue. Winthrop Harbor Fire Chief Rocco Campanella said the call was […]

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Firefighters rescue residents, pets die after fire damages historic residential building near Antioch

15 residents, some of whom had to be rescued, were displaced and several pets died after a fire damaged a century-old residential building near Antioch Wednesday. The Antioch Fire Protection District responded around 3:08 p.m. Wednesday to the 24200 block of North Avenue in unincorporated Antioch for a report of a structure fire. Antioch Fire […]

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Coroner still working to identify woman in her 40s found dead following apartment building fire in Waukegan

The coroner’s office is still working to identify a woman, believed to be 42 years old, who was found dead after a fire engulfed her apartment in Waukegan Saturday evening. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 7:45 p.m. Saturday to Cinnamon Lake Towers, 2725 West Glen Flora Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec […]

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Firefighters find woman dead while battling fire at multi-story apartment building in Waukegan

Firefighters found a woman dead after extinguishing heavy flames that engulfed an apartment at a seven-story apartment building in Waukegan Saturday evening, fire officials said. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 7:45 p.m. Saturday to Cinnamon Lake Towers, 2725 West Glen Flora Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec said crews initially responded after […]

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Coroner identifies 38-year-old man killed in apartment fire in Waukegan where firefighters rescued 2nd victim

The coroner’s office has identified a 38-year-old man who was found dead in an apartment building fire in Waukegan where firefighters rescued a second victim Thursday morning. An autopsy performed Thursday showed Ethan Winnett, 38, of Waukegan, died as a result of smoke inhalation, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Waukegan Fire Department […]

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Firefighters find man dead, rescue 2nd victim after fire breaks out in apartment building in Waukegan

Firefighters found a man deceased and rescued a second person after finding an apartment building with flames and smoke coming from it in Waukegan early Thursday morning. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 5:45 a.m. Thursday to the 800 block of Grand Avenue in Waukegan for a report of a structure fire. Waukegan Fire Marshal […]

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5 hospitalized after fire breaks out at senior living apartment building in Wauconda

Five residents were transported to the hospital with injuries after a fire started inside a senior living apartment building in Wauconda Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. The Wauconda Fire District responded around 3:09 p.m. Thursday to Liberty Arms Senior Living, 260 Larkdale Row in Wauconda, for a report of a structure fire. Crews arrived in […]