DeKalb, Illinois Fire Department news
Update: A Saturday fire at a DeKalb Wendy’s fast food restaurant caused an estimated $40,000 worth of damage and left the building temporarily uninhabitable, city officials said.
Fire Chief Mike Thomas said the need for a fourth fire station is evident and would allow for first responders to get to emergencies more quickly than they can right now. The plans next head to the DeKalb City Council for consideration, expected Feb. 12.
A garage fire in DeKalb Monday caused about $5,000 in damages, though authorities said they believe the incident was an accident.
The new three-year agreement, as authorized, provides for a number of changes, including an increase in the residency diameter, minimum station staffing and wages.
DeKalb police and firefighters hit the hardwood Monday to snag a victory over faculty from DeKalb School District 428 schools in a friendly game of basketball Monday.
DeKalb police and firefighters hit the hardwood Monday snagging a victory over faculty from DeKalb School District 428 schools in a friendly game of basketball. The annual charity event brought the community together to collect toy donations for children and families in need.
The DeKalb Fire Department recently announced its 27th annual Red Wreath Program, a holiday season campaign meant to encourage families to remember to put fire safety first this time of year.
Update: One DeKalb resident was displaced Sunday after a fire in their second-floor unit in The Terraces apartment complex at Annie Glidden Road and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, authorities said.
Authorities responded to a report of a burning smell in the maintenance garage at 2120 Pleasant St., owned by local telecommunications provider, Frontier Communications.
DeKalb firefighters responded to car on fire at South Fifth and Franklin streets midday Monday.
Three people, including a child, were hospitalized after a two-car crash in rural DeKalb Saturday, authorities said.
DeKalb firefighters responded to a kitchen fire inside a home on East Taylor Street in DeKalb Monday night.
A former manager of Fanatico Italian restaurant whose family owns the building in DeKalb allegedly paid two men to help him set fire to the place a week ago, and all three men face felony arson charges, court records show.
Update: DeKalb firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building on the city’s north side Friday afternoon.
What started a fire inside the former Fanatico Italian restaurant remains unknown, as investigators continue to piece together what happened Friday, authorities said.