Around 12:30 am this morning several emergency personnel were on scene of a fire in Machesney park.
It happened on Shappert Drive, just west of N Second st.
It was originally reported as a structure fire call. When I arrived on scene it appeared to be a vehicle that was on fire. It may have extended to the structure, but not confirmed. Emergency personnel were able to quickly get the fire under control. No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The vehicle had some writing on it, it appeared to say that it was from a landscaping business, but not confirmed.
I saw on one of the vehicles a name that said Landscaping Unlimited. A source sent me the following. It is not confirmed this was the business. It was either at or very close to this business
Sources are reporting a serious accident near Roscoe.
There are several vehicles involved a serious accident on I-90 near mile marker 5 3/4, near Roscoe.
A SUV is pinned under a semi. Heavy extrication was being requested.
One person who is approx. 39 years old, is reported to be injured,
Possible life threatening injuries. (Unconfirmed)
A medical helicopter has been requested to the scene.
Traffic is backed up for miles. Avoid the area.
UPDATE: They requested the medical helicopter to the scene, the medical helicopter was not able to fly, due to the weather. This sounds like a very serious accident scene, DO NOT attempt to get on I-90. This is a very bad scene and traffic is backed up for awhile.
Cheri Barefield said “I saw the initial accident. It was minor…a car side swiped the semi in heavy rain. The problem is they BOTH stopped in the middle of the interstate! 2 lanes! And traffic was coming up on them fast! Very dangerous situation! I don’t know why they didn’t get off to the side of the road…it was minor damage. I bet someone came up on it and rammed right into them. So sad!”
UPDATE: A garage is reported to be fully engulfed. It happened in the 11000 block of Tranary Ct. A MABAS was toned out and several area fire departments are en route to assist. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sources are reporting some kind of large fire in the Roscoe area, near or East of the I-90 area. A large black smoke cloud is billowing up into the air near this location. Unknown what is on fire, or where at this time.
HRFD: ” “Chief Shoevlin reports, “Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters were dispatched at approximately 10:45 PM for a possible structure fire on July 7th. Upon arrival of our first piece of apparatus, we encountered a basement filling with thick black smoke. Fire was located involving a dehumidifier and extinguished quickly with no injuries. Occupants were awakened by smoke detectors and exited the home with their pets prior to our arrival. The home sustained smoke damage but no structural damage.” Photos by Mckenna Donovan
Sources are reporting a man has fallen at least 3 stories from a roof this morning in Roscoe while trying to install an exhaust fan on a roof.
Source said: “Male in his 30’s fell approximately 35 feet from the roof while installing an exhaust fan on the roof at American Aluminum in Roscoe at 8:30 this morning.
Fire Marshall’s were there for an inspection when it happened. He did not have a safety harness on. When paramedics came, he had an approximate 4′ pool of blood around his head. He’s in bad shape!
A medical helicopter went on standby and was en route to the scene, when they decided to cancel the helicopter and transport via an ambulance, because they needed to rush him to the emergency room because of the severity of the injuries.”