Morgan Dubiel

Heat overcomes 2 Chicago firefighters during high-rise fire in Loop

This Maller Building had a fire back in 2018 that torched the entire 4th floor. This latest fire started on the 10th floor. It’s a building heavy with jewelers and, to be frank, nearly every commercial fire is suspected arson. That’s not an accusation here, it’s just that the fire department and insurance companies have …

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Do You Know How to Escape Your High-Rise in Case of a Fire?

These kinds of high rise fires happen to be very scary. Few people have really practiced getting out of their building through a smoke-filled hallway with strobe lights flashing and the alarm klaxon blaring. It is a really disorienting feeling. You cannot use the elevator, your normal entrance and exit path, and you may not …

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Belmont Snack Shop Becomes a Rocket Stove, Sadly Must Close

Super sad story for this long time business. The link goes to an updated story, but here’s what happened originally. A grease fire broke out in the kitchen at night and spread through the building quickly. This type of mixed use building, store/restaurant/commercial space on the ground floor with living space above, is common in …

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