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Lansing Fire Department quickly extinguishes house fire on Ann Street

No injuries, two dogs rescued from single-family home Thursday afternoon

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 15, 2021) – The Lansing Fire Department (LFD) responded to a fire call at 1:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the 3300 block of Ann Street.

LFD arrived at the scene at 1:54 to find a two-story single-family home showing smoke from the second floor.

Local resident Clem Lessner was present at the scene and described the fire as “smallish” and “smokey.”

LFD Deputy Chief John Grady said the initial crew attacked the fire from the interior of the house, getting it under control in approximately 15 minutes.

Some firefighters took to the roof of the house as smoke still emerged from the house. (Photo: Clem Lessner)

“Our crews got there quick, did some good quick work, and got it done pretty quickly,” Grady said.

He said no injuries were reported, and two dogs were rescued from the home.

The Lansing Fire Department had the fire extinguished roughly 15 minutes after arriving on-site. (Photo: Clem Lessner)

Lansing Fire was assisted by the Lynwood, Thornton, and Calumet City Fire Departments.

The Lansing Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


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