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Video: Oakland Fire Protection District Fighting Structure Fire –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On December 12, 2016


The Oakland Fire Protection District was called out this evening to a structure fire in rural Coles County.



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  • Roy De Soto
    Posted at 19:37h, 12 December Reply

    Ok – were they attacking that fire from the other side of the house – or were there firefighters inside the house? All I saw were guys walking around the house, equipment being moved, a guy getting hooked up to his air pack…and a continual stream of smoke coming from – first – one window, then a second. Were they waiting for electric to be cut – but they could do that at the pole, right? Just didn’t look very dynamic. I’m not criticizing. I respect the job they do…just asking. How were they suppressing the fire?

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 19:41h, 12 December Reply

      As I arrived they put the last of the visible flames out. there were firemen inside with hoses.

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