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Authorities identify 76-year-old man killed in high-rise fire in Waukegan

Authorities have identified a 76-year-old man killed in a high-rise fire at a senior living building in Waukegan on Monday. An autopsy showed Zeferino Hernandez-Martinez, 76, of Waukegan, died as a result of severe burn injuries as a result of a fire, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. Toxicology and carbon monoxide testing are […]

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Firefighters battle 3 structure fires on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day in Waukegan

Firefighters battled three separate fires in the bitter cold on Christmas Eve and Christmas in Waukegan, which included a barbeque restaurant, an abandoned building and a home. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 1:30 a.m. Thursday to Hillary’s Bar-BQ, 2021 North Lewis Avenue, for a report of a structure fire. Waukegan Fire Department Fire Marshal […]

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3 injured, 1 seriously, after fire breaks out at senior living facility in Zion

Firefighters rescued a seriously injured victim from a fire at a senior apartment building in Zion Monday morning. Two other people were also hospitalized. The Zion Fire and Rescue Department responded around 12:18 a.m. Monday to the Carmel House Senior Apartments, 2815 Elisha Avenue, for a structure fire. Battalion Chief Jason Messick said firefighters found […]

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Fire destroys large barn in Woodstock

A barn that caught fire Tuesday morning in Woodstock was deemed a complete loss but no animals or people were reported injured. The Woodstock Fire and Rescue District responded around 8:07 a.m. Tuesday to the corner of Route 47 and Charles Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a reported structure fire. Fire officials said that the […]