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Firefighter injured while battling fire that engulfed large residential garage near Lake Zurich

Authorities say a firefighter was injured and multiple fire departments were called to help extinguish a large residential garage engulfed in flames near Lake Zurich Monday morning. The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded around 2:25 a.m. Monday to the 26200 block of North Fairfield Road in unincorporated Lake Zurich for a structure fire call. Firefighters […]

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Firefighters rescue cats from house after garage catches fire in Libertyville

Firefighters rescued two cats from a house after a nearby detached garage caught on fire in unincorporated Libertyville Friday morning. The Libertyville Fire Department responded around 10:46 a.m. Friday to the 16000 block of West Des Plaines Drive in unincorporated Libertyville for a report of a structure fire. Firefighters arrived and found a detached garage […]

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No injuries after garage completely destroyed in fire, 2 adjacent garages damaged in Winthrop Harbor

A detached garage with a vehicle inside was completely destroyed in a fire and two adjacent garages sustained minor damage in Winthrop Harbor Thursday evening, fire officials said. The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responded around 9 p.m. Thursday to the 800 block of Franklin Avenue in Winthrop Harbor for a garage fire. Firefighters arrived and […]

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Minivan becomes fully engulfed in flames, spreading to detached garage in Zion

Fire officials believe a minivan and garage that caught fire in Zion was caused by someone living in the vehicle that improperly used heating elements and overloaded extension cords. Zion Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Jason Messick said crews received a call around 1:18 p.m. Saturday for a structure fire in the 1800 block […]