Video: Evacuation order at Illinois 3-alarm apartment fire

The air horns sound as the video above begins. The videos, above and below, were posted by BNDVideo after a multi-alarm fire yesterday (Wednesday) in Dupo, Illinois.


Dupo fire crews spent hours in the sun on Wednesday fighting a fire on a day when the temperature nearly hit 100 degrees.

The fire started just before noon and volunteer fire fighters from Dupo and surrounding departments showed up to a burning apartment building at the 400 block of Lindmen to battle a 3-alarm blaze. Residents say dealing with heat and losses is a lot especially when it’s on one the hottest days of the year. Firefighters also had their own challenges; the heat was so intense it was draining on the crews. Firefighter’s set-up rehab tents on the scene to help them deal with the heat.


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