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Lake County firefighters battle separate fires that damaged garage in Mundelein, house in North Barrington

Lake County firefighters battled two separate fires hours apart Sunday, one of which destroyed a garage in Mundelein and another that damaged a vacant home in North Barrington. The Mundelein Fire Department responded around 3:13 p.m. Sunday to the 0-100 block of North Idlewild Avenue in Mundelein for a report of a structure fire. Mundelein […]

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Pre-trial release denied for man arrested in arson fire that damaged restaurant occupied by patrons in Crystal Lake

A judge denied pre-trial release for a man accused of committing an arson fire that damaged a restaurant while customers were inside the building in Crystal Lake Monday afternoon. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 1 p.m. Monday to Tommy’s Red Hots, 363 West Virginia Street, for a […]

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Abandoned house in Wadsworth destroyed by fire just over month after 2nd house destroyed by fire on same property

An abandoned home was found engulfed in flames in Wadsworth Monday morning just over a month after another abandoned home was destroyed by a fire on the same property. The Newport Fire Protection District responded around 1:40 a.m. Monday to the area Route 41 between Interstate 94 and Route 173 in Wadsworth for a report […]

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Extra-alarm fire damages floral shop, shuts down Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville

A floral shop was left unoccupiable after an extra-alarm fire, which brought over a dozen fire departments to the scene, damaged the business in Libertyville Tuesday evening. The Libertyville Fire Department and Libertyville Police Department responded around 8 p.m. Tuesday to Joseph’s Florist, 1022 North Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, for a report of a structure […]

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Dozens of units damaged after fire sends flames, smoke erupting from storage facility in Algonquin

More than 25 storage units were damaged after flames engulfed several units and quickly spread throughout a storage facility in Algonquin Sunday afternoon. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, Lake in the Hills Police Department and Algonquin Police Department responded around 2:40 p.m. Sunday to Life Storage, 2301 West Algonquin Road in Algonquin, […]