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Close Call: Mayday in Evanston, IL With Audio

An Evanston firefighter remained hospitalized Saturday night after crews battled a Christmas morning fire that ravaged two homes and three garages in the northern suburb. Two other firefighters were also injured in the blaze on the 1800 block of Laurel that broke out at 5:07 a.m. Evanston Fire Battalion Chief Don Kunita said emergency crews arrived at the scene three minutes later and found a fire that was “getting big rapidly.’’

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Video and Audio: LODD: Two Chicago Firefighters Killed after Mayday and Collapse in Chicago Building Fire

“We got firemen unaccounted for,’’ according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford who was on the scene at 7:30 a.m. “Right now we’re working to get inside the building,’’ Langford said. As of 7:24 a.m. the alarm has been elevated to a 3-11 and an EMS Plan II, which automatically sends about ten ambulances to the scene, is in effect, Knight said. Knight said the building is 40 feet by 125 feet.

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