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LaSalle firemen have nick of time rescue

Posted by wlpo on June 2, 2013

Could you keep calm awaiting rescue in a fire? LaSalle Fire Chief Andy Bacidore said three people at 337 Hennepin did just that this morning, even as flames approached. Bacidore told AM 1220 WLPO news a burning staircase trapped a 38-year old woman and two teens upstairs in the back of the structure.  A ladder truck rescued all three, said Bacidore, and with little time to spare. The veteran firefighter said the truck was forced to park on uneven terrain making the rescue slower and a bit precarious. The fire was under control in 30 minutes said Bacidore. The woman,  Amanda Milton,  who co-owns  the house,  a 13-year old boy and 16-year old girl were treated for smoke inhalation at IVCH. A state fire marshall will investigate though the cause doesn’t seem suspicious. Utica, Troy Grove, Peru and Spring Valley also helped.  A 9-1-1 call came in to LaSalle Fire station about 3:04am today.

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