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Sycamore Fire Department tackles minimal fire-related incidents over holiday season

SYCAMORE – For the most part, Sycamore kept the fire department holiday-related incident wreath red, with only one light bulb turning white during this most recent holiday season.

According to a Monday news release from the Sycamore Fire Department, the replacement of the one bulb was due to a minor incident caused by a lit candle being too close to holiday decorations.

“Fortunately, there were no injuries and there was minimal damage to property,” fire officials wrote in the release. “We would like to commend everyone in Sycamore for paying attention to holiday safety and hope that citizens continue to be safety conscious throughout the new year.”

The Sycamore Fire Department participated in the Red Wreath program from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2021, into the new year. The program challenges Sycamore residents to keep the lights red. Should a fire occur in Sycamore that involves a holiday-related activity, a bulb in the wreath will be changed from red to white.

During the duration of the red wreath program, Sycamore firefighters received 306 requests for emergency service, with 257 for emergency medical services responses, 20 motor vehicle accident responses and 28 non-holiday related fire responses.

For information on the red wreath program, contact the Sycamore Fire Department at 815-895-4514 or visit the department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/sycamoreilfire.