Fire Reports

Friday, December 2

Firefighters responded at 5:09 p.m., to a report of a transformer on fire on the 900 block of Chicago Street. The firefighters arrived on the scene to find a tree limb had fallen on the power lines, burning the limb and then pulling the lines down.They barricaded the area and referred the scene to Ameren Power. All units were back in service at 5:21 p.m.

Sunday, December 11

Firefighters responded at 1:05 a.m., to a report of an alarm activation. at 203 E College Ave., The firefighters arrived on the scene, and investigation was unable to determine a cause for the alarm. The panel was reset. All units were back in service at 7:38 p.m..They arrived on the scene to find incense being burned in room 301A was the cause for the alarm. There was no fire. All units were back in service at 1:26 a.m.

Monday, December 12

Firefighters responded at 7:13 p.m., to a report of an alarm activation at 203 E College Ave., Mannoia Hall.

Wednesday, December 14

Firefighters responded at 1:22 a.m., to a request for mutual aid to the 210 area of North Emerald Road, Keyesport. They arrived on the scene to a structure fire aiding with a tanker and manpower. All units were back in service at 4:19 a.m.

Thursday, December 15

Firefighters responded at 12:07 a.m., to a report of a multi-vehicle accident on the off ramp of I-70, mile marker 45. They arrived, with EMS, to find a single car on the shoulder of the ramp, with major damage on the driver’s side, and the driver deceased. After the Illinois State Police investigation, the fire department performed an extrication. The scene was released by the ISP. All units were back in service at 4:59 a.m.

Firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 1100 Hookdale Avenue. The firefighters arrived on scene to find a controlled burn brush fire not under control. They extinguished the fire with hose tank water. The occupant started the brush fire burn when the wind calmed down. The wind picked up speed, causing the burn to increase, and get out of control. All units were back in service.

Firefighters responded at 6:46 p.m., to a report of a semi trailer with a wheel or tire on fire on I-70, eastbound mile marker 42. They arrived on scene to find the semi trailer with hot brakes. The brakes were cooled down with the water cannon. All units were back in service at 7:16 p.m.

Saturday, December 17

Firefighters responded at 11:34 p.m., to a request from MG Fire Department for mutual aid for a shed fire on East 600 Avenue. in Smithboro. The request was canceled by Mulberry Grove prior to their arrival.

Sunday, December 18

Firefighters responded at 10:57 a.m., to a report of a single-vehicle accident. The firefighters arrived on the scene to find an abandoned vehicle with no occupant in or around the scene. All units were back in service at 11:22 a.m.

Firefighters responded at 9:06 p.m., to a report of a brush fire in the area of 1000 Ridge Avenue. They arrived on the scene to find a controlled burn by the property owner. All units were back in service at 9:17 p.m.

Wednesday, December 21

Firefighters responded at 6:23 p.m., to a report of the smell of gas in the 1900 area of Route 127. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find that a tanker truck of spent sodium suffice caustic had spilled onto the tanker during transport due to a faulty or missing cap/lid, but was not currently leaking. The driver dropped the tanker and three spaces on either side were evaluated. The trucking company contacted their environmental expert, who was en route. The fire department barricaded the area and left the scene with Love’s maintenance crew, waiting for the arrival of the environmental technician. All units were back in service at 9:34 p.m.

Thursday December 23

Firefighters responded at 7:48 p.m., to a report of a structure fire in the 400 area of Dolls Orchard road, Pocahontas. They arrived on the scene to a fully-involved house fire. The fire was extinguished. All units were back in service at 10:33 p.m.

Saturday, December 24

Firefighters responded at 10:42 p.m., to an alarm activation at 200 Healthcare Drive. The firefighters found the cause of the alarm was a malfunction due to a water leak. All units were back in service at 11:06 p.m.

Sunday, December 25

Firefighters responded at 8:03 a.m., to a report of a vehicle fire in a carport in the area of 1200 Route 140. They arrived on the scene to find a fully-involved vehicle fire impinging on the carport/garage attached to the house. The vehicle and structure fires were extinguished with mutual aid received from Mulberry Grove. Salvage and overhaul were performed. All units were back in service at 10:49 a.m.

Monday, December 26

Firefighters responded at 9:22 p.m., to an automatic fire alarm at 200 Healthcare Drive. One firefighter responded while the firefighting units were held at the firehouse. The firefighter investigated the alarm and found the activation was due to a leaking steam line in the boiler room. All units returned to service at 9:55 p.m.