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Man, 27, Dies of Injuries from Glen Ellyn Apartment Fire

Smoke was reported coming from a third-floor apartment about 5:43 a.m. Friday at 503 Duane Street in Glen Ellyn.

A 27-year-old Glen Ellyn man died of injuries sustained in a fire Friday morning in a Glen Ellyn apartment, according to the Daily Herald. 

Abdullah Rantissi was taken to Loyola University Medical Center's burn unit and waspronounced dead Saturday morning, according to the article. 

The Daily Herald has more on this story
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A fire damaged a three-story building Friday morning in Glen Ellyn that houses businesses on its first floor and apartments on its second and third floors, acceding to a Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company press release. 

Smoke was reported coming from a third-floor apartment about 5:43 a.m. Friday at 503 Duane Street in Glen Ellyn. The building was evacuated and firefighters rescued a victim from the apartment where the fire was located. 

The victim was transported by Glen Ellyn Paramedics to Loyola Medical Center.  There were no other injuries to residents or first responders.

The remainder of the building was searched and the fire extinguished shortly after 6 a.m.

The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force was called to investigate and determine the cause of the fire, which is undetermined at this time. 

Along with the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company crews from Addison, Carol Stream, Glenside, Bloomingdale, Lisle Woodridge, Lombard, York Center, Warrenville and Wheaton responded and assisted with the rescue and extinguishment efforts.
Gerard Schilling May 13, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Why do all these towns including Naperville have separate fire departments since all of them seem to respond to all fires? Why not consolidate them into regional/districts eliminating redundancies, duplications and saving the tax payers millions? Ditto on police departments.
Hector May 13, 2014 at 06:39 PM
What Gerard, no smart meter cover up conspiracy? As far as the multiple fire departments, that is called Mutual Aid. That way, when there is a big fire, multiple departments all contribute personnel and equipment and cover empty stations. It actually makes sense, as opposed to each town having to invest in more equipment and firefighters just in case there is a big fire.
Gerard Schilling May 13, 2014 at 07:04 PM
It's obvious what they do Hector the question was or is should we consolidate to save tax payers millions? I for one think the answer is yes!
Hector May 13, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Consolidate what? Stations? Management? You still need the same coverage, no ,matter who runs it. Or are you thinking along the lines of RTA/Metra type management? What could go wrong there?
Gerard Schilling May 14, 2014 at 05:45 AM
All of the above. Run it like a business not like a bunch of little fiefdoms each with redundant administrative and managerial services, triple shift coverage etc. etc.

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