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Volunteer firefighter shortage spreads like wildfire

Volunteer firefighter shortage spreads like wildfire

Volunteer firefighter Chuck McBain takes part in a recent officers' meeting at the Lake Dalecarlia fire station.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteer firefighter shortage spreads like wildfire

Volunteer firefighter shortage spreads like wildfire

In days gone by, neighbors, farmers and local merchants handled firefighting duties because their communities could not afford a paid firefighting force.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cedar Lake garage, home damaged in Christmas night fire

Cedar Lake garage, home damaged in Christmas night fire

CEDAR LAKE | A sleeping homeowner, alerted by his smoke detector alarm, woke to find his home and garage on fire Christmas night.

December 26, 2012 6:45 pm
Apparent homicide victim found after suspicious fire

Apparent homicide victim found after suspicious fire

CEDAR LAKE | A 32-year-old Cedar Lake man found dead following a house fire Wednesday morning was an apparent homicide victim, the Lake County coroner reported Wednesday.

July 11, 2012 8:50 pm
Tough weather not a challenge for Cedar Lake Fire Dept.

Tough weather not a challenge for Cedar Lake Fire Dept.

CEDAR LAKE | Midwest weather can make fighting fires a daunting task with conditions ranging from freezing winds to sweltering heat.

December 18, 2011 3:23 pm
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