Galesburg, IL (January 27, 2022) The Galesburg Fire Department responded to two structure fires on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The first structure fire occurred at 4:05 pm at 1682 Bushmore Avenue. The response included all three stations and the 11 personnel on duty. Upon arrival, Galesburg Police were assisting with the evacuation of some residents. A sprinkler system had already put out a kitchen fire caused by cooking grease. Building management arrived on the scene to help relocate residents. Damage estimates are unknown at this time. There were no injuries.
The second structure fire occurred at 11:55 pm at 822 S. Henderson Street. Upon arrival, Battalion Chief Brackett established command and the Central Station crew made entry into the home, making their way to a second-floor bedroom with an attack line to extinguish the fire. A callback for Galesburg Fire personnel was initiated to provide emergency coverage for the City. There were no injuries reported. Fire damage was contained to the room of origin with smoke damage present throughout the rest of the home. Damage is estimated to be $15,000. The fire was determined to be unintentional by Galesburg Fire Investigators.