Sunday, November 18, 2012
Blaze that killed Dorothy Dumyahn is under investigation.
The Will-Grundy County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the death of a Crest Hill woman who was apparently killed in a fire Sunday morning at her Caton Farm Road home. Dorothy Dumyahn, 89, was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. after a fire at her home at 2309 Caton Farm Road, according to the Will County coroner’s office. Lockport Township Battalion Chief Frank Blaskey said the blaze, which caused extensive damage, was discovered around 8:50 a.m., according to the Herald-News. Blaskey told the newspaper that an off-duty fire lieutenant tried unsuccessfully to reach the woman before firefighters arrived. Authorities said Dumyahn was the only occupant of the home. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, according to the coroner’s office.
Friday, October 19, 2012
A fire was reported in the 100 block of Kingston Road Friday afternoon.
A person has died following a fire that broke out in a single-family home in Bolingbrook Friday afternoon. The identity of the individual has not been released, according to the Bolingbrook Reporter, pending notification to next of kin. No one else was home at the time of the fire, which was reported at 12:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Kingston Road. No other information regarding the incident was available as of 3:45 p.m. The fire remains under investigation. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Bolingbrook news:
Thursday, May 3, 2012
No injuries reported in late-night blaze.
No one was hurt when a garage fire broke out Wednesday night in the Weslake subdivision, according to fire officials. Lockport Township Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Kure said investigators believe smoking materials ignited shelving inside a garage at 1899 Shore Line Court. Kure said firefighters got the call around 11:07 p.m. "This was a relatively minor fire," Kure said, adding no injuries were reported.
Friday, April 27, 2012
No one was home at the time of the blaze, according to fire officials.
A neighbor smashed a window and rescued a dog after a fire broke out at a home in the 1500 block of Daisy Court in the Wesglen subdivision Thursday. Lockport Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Paul Hertzmann said no one was home at the time of the fire, which was spotted by neighbors around 5:30 p.m. “One of the neighbors was able to actually break a window to get a dog out before we arrived,” Hertzmann said. The blaze is believed to have started in the basement, according to fire officials. Firefighters who arrived on the scene found heavy smoke and fire coming from the basement, which was extensively damaged, Hertzmann said. The building has been turned over to fire investigators, he added, and the residents are staying …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Firefighters responded to blaze in the Wespark subdivision shortly after 2 a.m.
Seven people escaped unhurt from an early morning fire that destroyed an attached garage, fire officials said. Lockport Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Frank Blaskey said firefighters responded to the blaze at 51 Freesia Court shortly after 2 a.m. Blaskey said there were seven people inside the home at the time of the garage fire. “Everyone was out before we got there,” he said, adding there were no injuries. The Red Cross helped provide the residents with a place to stay for the night, according to Blaskey. “I don’t know how soon they’ll be able to get back into [the house],” Blaskey said, noting the house incurred some damage in the fire, while the garage was a total loss. Investigators were working to determine the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Chiefs from Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 10 presented Durkin with a plaque Monday.
Local emergency response agencies presented Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) with a plaque Monday to thank him for his continued support. The award was given on behalf of Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Districy 10. MABAS is a statewide, non-discriminatory mutual aid response system for fire EMS and specialized operational teams, according to its website. Presenting the plaque were Chief Carl Churulo of the Lemont Fire Protection District, Chief Pat Kenny of the Western Springs Fire Department, retired Chief Tony Bednarz of Western Springs, Chief Kent Adams of the Romeoville Fire Department and Chief Kevin Doyle of the Pleasantview Fire District.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Fire official: ‘Everyone is OK,’ but fire destroys landscaping business.
Updated at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 16 A Monday evening fire resulted in the total loss of a building housing a local business and an apartment, Romeoville Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Michalec said in a press release. While none of the residents were injured, at least one pet was killed in the fire. "I was able to confirm that at least one of the [family's] pets did perish," Michalec said via email. "I don’t have much more detail as how, what it was or how many." Michalec said an occupant in an apartment located above Sebert Landscaping’s business office reported the fire at 5:33 p.m. Firefighters who arrived on the scene found extensive fire concentrated to the rear of the building and the roof. Fire crews conducting a search of the …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Cedar Court blaze leaves home uninhabitable.
A late-night fire destroyed a townhouse in Romeoville’s Meadowalk subdivision, displacing residents and affecting an attached home, fire officials said. Battalion Chief Robert Michalec said firefighters responded to a call that came in around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to find the garage and front of the home at 620 Cedar Court engulfed in flames. Several occupants of the townhome were able to escape without injury, Michalec said. A resident of the adjoining unit suffered minor smoke inhalation and was transported to a hospital for observation, he said. The blaze left the townhome uninhabitable. “It will probably have to be rebuilt,” Michalec said, noting that aside from damage to the siding, the attached home remains intact. “This is a good …