Thursday, January 10, 2013
The incident took place on Christmas Day, according to police.
Someone set a fire in the stairwell of an apartment building in Bolingbrook on Christmas Day, according to police. The incident took place in the 505 building on Preston Drive at 4:28 p.m. No one was injured, and the incident remains under investigation. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Bolingbrook news:
Friday, December 28, 2012
Bolingbrook Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Banda said there were no injuries and no one had to be evacuated.
A fire at a Bolingbrook apartment complex on Friday morning caused about $2,000 in damage, according to Bolingbrook Fire Department officials. Ron Banda, battalion chief, said a call came in at about 7:45 a.m. in regards to a fire at the Lincoln at River Run complex, 380 Whitewater Drive. Officials had the blaze under control by 8 a.m. “It was just a small fire in the vestibule of the apartment complex,” he said. “We believe it to be possibly electrical in nature, but it’s still under investigation.” Banda said there were no injuries and no one had to be evacuated. “Most of the (tenants) were out already,” he said. Only one unit in the complex sustained damage. “The drywall was affected and it had to be repaired,” Banda said.
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:
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
No injuries were reported in the fire, which took place around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.
An acre of field near Pioneer Elementary School caught fire Wednesday, according to officials. The fire broke out around 12:15 p.m. near the 500 block of Pheasant Chase Drive, according to Bolingbrook Fire Department Battalion Chief Dan Ross. Officials said a nearby resident burning paper in a firepit in his yard started the fire. It took about 10 minutes to extinguish. No one was injured in the blaze.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Downers Grove office building on Warren was destroyed early Monday.
UPDATE 2:25 p.m. According to optometrist Dr. Janet Walser, who has had her office in that building since 1986: The tenants received a call from the building's owner, Debbie Wendell, at about 6 a.m., informing them of the fire. She was told a resident of the Oak Tree Towers, located across the street north of the office building, saw smoke at about 1:30 a.m. and called the fire in. Tenants gathered on the north side of Warren Avenue to try to assess the damage from a distance this morning. Based on the scorch marks on the exterior of the building, it's believed the fire started on the second floor of the southwest corner of the building. Tenants have not been allowed back into the building, and won't be until it's determined to be safe. Dr…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Bolingbrook girl, 19, allegedly shot before being left dead in a burning Villa Park house.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
- - - - Updated on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. - - - - DuPage County Coroner Pete Siekmann has confirmed to the Daily Herald that the four people killed in Villa Park on Tuesday were shot multiple times before the home they were in was set on fire. One of those victims was Andra Robinson, 21, of Bolingbrook. Robinson, a recent Bolingbrook High School graduate, had previously been identified as Dominique Robinson. From the Daily Herald: The coroner’s office identified two of the victims as 37-year-old Ursula Nailor and her niece Andra Robinson, 21, of Bolingbrook. Police identified the other two as Nailor’s sons, Darnell Holt and Daniel Nailor, ages 16 and 13, respectively. Coroner Pete Siekmann said autopsies began about 8 a.m. Wednesday and …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Gas pumps at the Speedway, located near the Boughton Road and Schmidt Road intersection, are closed. Convenient store still open.
A Bolingbrook Speedway caught fire this morning after a customer drove off with the nozzle still attached to their car. The fire, located at the Speedway near the Boughton Road and Schmidt Road intersection, happened shortly after 9 a.m. and caused major traffic delays for morning commuters as Bolingbrook police shut down both directions of Boughton Road while firefighters contained the blaze. The road was reopened and salted by 11 a.m. The fire was quickly extinguished, Bolingbrook Lieutenant Mike Rompa said. No injuries were reported in the incident. As a result, none of the station's gas pumps are in working condition and won't be for an unidentified period of time. The convenient store, however, remains open for business.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Gas still leaking from the ground after fire. ComEd crews on scene.
Bolingbrook firefighters on Thursday afternoon put out a small fire that began after the home's gas meter was omitting fumes from the ground. Batallion Chief Dan Graff said firefighters responded to a home on the 500 block of Boardman Circle, located on the northern border of Bolinbrook, and found a small fire that originated on the outside gas meter of the home. The fire had partially spread into the two-story family home but the flames were quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported, Graff said. After the fire was put out, Graff said natural gas was still leaking from the ground near the meter. Crews were on scene working the matter, Graff said. Graff said sometimes gas pipes can get corroded over time. No one was in the house …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Cleaning crews accidentally set fire to now-vacant building.
Cleaning crews washing out one of the coolers of the now-closed Harold's Chicken Shack accidentally set the building on fire Friday afternoon, fire officials say. Bolingbrook Deputy Chief Trinedad Garza said crews were attempting to restore power to the building when a shortage caused the restaurant's soffit to catch fire. Garza said firefighters were able to extinguish the fire shortly upon arrival. No injuries were reported. Harold's, which was located near the intersection of Boughton Road and Bolingbrook Drive, closed earlier this week. Garza said the fire caused minimal damage to the building.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The village's fire department will also get a new ambulance and power lift stretcher.
Eight Bolingbrook police squad cars are in line to get an upgrade in computer equipment after the village's board of trustees voted in September to purchase the hardware. The village will pay $39,056 for eight new Panasonic laptop computers from CDS Office Technologies. That price, which includes hardware, software and extended warranties, is more than $40,000 under budget. Those savings will be used later in the year for additional replacements, Bolingbrook Police Chief Kevin McCarthy said. McCarthy said the upgrade is long overdue for some squad cars, which were still operating with antiquated computers. He said each computer, valued at $4,882 each, will be able to withstand the demands associated with police work, including the ability …